I found some great articles on the site JapanTimes. I thought I would share them with you. They are all by the same writer- Amy Chavez. She is an American living on an island here in Japan. It is interesting reading her view on things. As I read, I often laugh and nod in agreement! Enjoy!
Japanese — a language of tall tales
Appreciating a sense of space — a Japanese fine art
What is it that makes things 'Japanese'?
Imagine no possessions