Alan Wiren Articles
Articles on Japan and Japanese culture by Osaka-based journalist Alan Wiren.
Alan Wiren is a journalist living and working in Japan. He began his career as a staff writer at a tri-state newspaper in the United States.
While traveling through and living in the Far East he has published articles in Kansai Time Out and other publications, about travel and English teaching. He was a columnist for a magazine for Japanese learners of English, and co-authored an English conversation text.
He currently lives with his wife, in Osaka, and works as a freelancer, writing mainly about Japanese food, culture, and travel destinations.
Chopsticks in Japan
Instant Noodles Museum
Japanese Green Tea
Japanese Seaweed: Essence and Accents from the Sea
Japan’s Traditional Food Styles
Soy Sauce: An Honorable Savor
Takoyaki: Icon of Osaka
Western Food in Japan
Blood Soaked Temples of Kyoto
Ebisu & Daikoku: Bringing Home the Bounty
Hamamatsu Festival: the Children's Battle
Muroji Temple, Nara: A Dragon Runs Through It
The Sakai Incident
'To the Stronger Spirit': Nanzenji Temple Complex, Kyoto
'To the Winner Goes the Eye': Katsuoji Temple
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