Gaijin Evolution: From seekers and slackers to strivers and thrivers

Rewind two decades to the first issue of Metropolis in 1993. Japan was a juggernaut—about to roll to Number One on an unstoppable export machine. My time here tracks this magazine’s existence, so for the 1000th issue let me hazard a few thoughts about the changes in the Western population that constitutes our readership…


Metropolis “Last Word,” May 23, 2013