Voice of the people says ‘kaze?’ Empty sumo hall

The Japanese national newspaper Asahi Shimbun runs a daily front-page column called “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” written by the senior editors. Despite its very Western, positively Enlightenment name, the column’s theme is usually something topical and quintessentially Japanese: literature, poetry, the flowers that are blooming or the fish that are jumping today, or some historical event. The paper is left […]