much as we enjoy trotting out the MD player and microphone,
we are not journalists. In the section below we interviewed
the great, the good, and the simply interesting. The objective
of these interviews was to flesh out the Japanese studies
community—to put a voice to a name. The questions have
no particular agenda, just questions we were curious about.
hitting journalism? Perhaps not. We generally let the subject
talk. Some times that was rope enough to hang themselves with,
other times we were truly humbled. We let you be the judge.
Interviews, conducted by guest journalists, have been marked
with an asterisk.