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, Kansai Scene 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. Alan Wiren's website is www.alanjwiren.com
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
Japanese history, religion, temples & festivals
Blood Soaked Temples of Kyoto
Danjiri Festival Kishiwada
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