Basic Writing Module Academic Writing Module Speech Preparation Material Slides for Speech Presentation Suggested Paper and Speech Topics English Expressions Regarding Shoes British, Australian, and American usage of the words vacation, holiday, and hospital Casablanca - Short handout, cast, and links Never get married (New York Times) America and guns (Washingtin Post) Sanata's tomb (Newsweek) Cheating sleep (Quartz) Not enough sleep (Rand) Fear of marriage (The Cut) Unmarried (CNN) Dying at home (Japan Today) Expecting too much from your partner? (Wired) Curing disease with CRISPR gene editing (Wired) Sexism on Australian campuses (New York Times) Aging Friends (Quartz) Population 2050 (NPR) Summer Jobs (Atlantic) Babies Wihout Sex (Atlantic) War explained by vets with Greek tragedy (New York Times) Brain Chip (Wired) The Quitting Economy (Aeon) Kirin: Same-sex marriages (Japan Today) Japan's work style (Quora) How many people have lived on earth?

(Atlantic) Marriage: love and kindness (Atlantic) The man who saved the world (NPR) Drafted (New York Times) Measuring Happiness (Quartz) Being Asian in Japan (Japan Today) Interracial Marriage (PEW) Jobs for Graduates (Japan Times) Japan's Transgender Politician (New York Times) Japan's Third Gender (New York Times) Unhappy in Japan (Japan Times) American Casual (Atlantic) Celebrating life at his own wake (New York Times) Suicide Rates (Japan Times) Writing a Thesis Statement (Wiki How) Voles in Love (Quartz) Kids? (PRB) The Biomechatronic Man (Outside) Mind-machine Interface (Wired) Teaching: the new "black" occupation (Japan Today) The Parenting Mystery (Medium) Lab Meat 2017 (Japan Times) US teens turning Japanese?

(Atlantic) Slow Reading and the Web (Wall Street Journal) Who's Attractive? (New York Times) Identifying liars (The Week) Our fading childhood memories (NPR) Sweden's 6-hour work day (Atlantic) End of cursive writing (Worldcrunch) Korea's Mixed Marriages (Japan Times) What does the next America look like?

(Aeon Magazine) US aging population (web page) (Wonk Wire) The cost of raising children (NPR) Whaling and science (Japan Times) How long do you want to live?

(web page) (PEW) Lab-grown meat is here (SFGate) Dying well (Atlantic) Marriages: ideal and real (PEW) Non-traditional students on the rise (Wall Street Journal) American views: love and marriage (PEW) American views: LBGT (PEW) Decline of marriage (PEW) Internet addiction (Japan Times) Traffic and economy (Quartz) Half-Japanese (Japan Times) Really Japanese (Japan Times) Age discrimination (New York Times) Organ donation (Yomiuri) Pre-natal testing (Japan Times) Married at age five (Foreign Policy) Reverse culture shock (JETwit) Writing heals (Time) Living together: expectations (Atlantic) The Spirit of Soccer in Brazil (Yahoo) Okinawa Independence (New York Times) Island of Longevity (New York Times) No Hot Dogs for Kobayashi (Atlantic) Honoring Parents in China - By Law (New York Times) Rules for Dating My Son (Chicago Now) Italian Gestures (New York Times) Head Transplants (Quartz) Restrictions on Religion (PEW) Robots' Future in Japan (Quartz) Witnessing Executions (AP) Growing New Human Organs (Telegraph) The Right to Cheat - China (Quartz) Language Acquisition and Letting Go (Smithsonian) A Good Dad (Atlantic) Memory Myths (Spring) What's Your Degree Worth?

(Atlantic) Racism in Japan (Japan Times) From Thought to Language (BBC) Education and Earnings Gap (Associated Press) Chinese Surrogacy (New York Times) A Senator's Plagiarism (New York Times) LBGT: The US Numbers (New York Times) Traditional American Weddings (Quartz) University Applications for Admission (Slate) Chinese Hugs (New York Times) Scientists Create Life (The Independent) Prosthetic Arm (Verge) Cheetah Running Robot (Hackaday) Six-legged Robot (Hackaday) Plagiarism in Japanese Universities (abstract) (APFEI) Natural Multi-linguists (Guardian) Goodbye, Coastal Cities (New Republic) J. Rowling Quotes (Mental Floss) Normalizing Xenophobia (Japan Times) You got into college. (New York Times) The disappearing death penalty (The Economist) Death penalty error? (Japan Times) Men and Housework (Quartz) Child Abuse in Japan (Japan Times) Choosing a University (New York Times) Taking off the Hijab (Leena Mielus Blog) Support for death penalty in Japan?

(Japan Times) Prosthetic sense of touch (Japan Times) Teen hotline - by text (New York Times) Economics and divorce (LA Times) No respite for Japan's Lost Generation (Japan Times) Racism in Japan?

(PEW) Optimism of emerging economies (PEW) Chicago's Italian beef (DNA Chicago) Electric cars and the environment (Quartz) Tipping culture (Aeon) Bilingualism, and multiple personas (Quora) Let's engineer a baby (Tech) Handshakes (Mental Floss) Japan's voting age (Japan Times) Working Moms (Yuri Kageyama) Neanderthals in Asia (New York Times) Student Growth (Edublogs) The Safe USA (Atlantic) Love and Marriage (PEW) Earth 2200 AD (Aeon) Making It Easier to Die (New York Times) Safe Cities (Economist) Political Satire Rare in Japan (Japan Times) Civil War Medical Innovations (Mental Floss) Ikumen (Yomiuri) Forced Chemotherapy (NPR) Too busy?

(Economist) Tokyo Univesrity Cheating (Japan Times) Writing About War (New York Times) The Traditional US Family (PEW) Falsifying History (LA Times) Pearl Harbor (Mental Floss) Takata Airbags (New York Times) Dementia in Japan (Japan Times) Death With Dignity (CNN) Man-made Ministomachs (Japan Times) Hardships for Returnees (Japan Times) Free Will and Brain Implants (Aeon) Surrogacy (New York Times) First Dates: Who Pays?

(Medium) Discrimination in Japan 2017 (Japan Today) Survey: Discrimination in Japan (Japan Times) Hikokimori news (Quartz) Nightmare homestays (Japan Times) Apps for long distance relationships (Japan Times) Chinese emoji (Quartz) Your broker is a bot (New York Times) Semantics: not broken in Japan (Japan Times) Live forever (long) (New Yorker) Hack your DNA (Wired) Radiation bullying (Japan Times) Changing semantics (CBC) Future jobs 2017 (Medium) Designer genes (Slate) Top US HS students (Forbes) Hapafest (New York Times) ("Hapa" = Half-Japanese) Because you're fat (The Establishment) Multilingual employees (Quartz) Advice from elders (New York Times) 10 breakthrough technologies 2017 (MIT) Prompts for argumentative speaking and writing (New York Times) Successful relationships (Quartz) Codeswitching (Medium) Male, Female, Both, Neither: Genderqueer (Backchannel) Test your editing skills!

(New York Times) The unworking generation (TED Ideas) Crime in the US (Medium) Hire right (New York Times) Minority treatment in Japan (Japan Today) AI and future jobs (The Outline) Reverse Engagement Ring (Japan Today) Jobs Americans do (long) (New York Times) Working with robots (New York Times) Poverty in Tokyo (Japan Times) Pound = lb., Ounce = oz. (Mental Floss) Life expectancy trend (Japan Today) Future of not working (New York Times) Teaching death to kids (New York Times) Racism in Japan (Kyodo) Love and marriage in America (PEW) Future jobs, AI, and the middle class (Wired) Future jobs (Medium) English Upgrader (TOEIC) English reading app (POLYGLOTS) Tongue twister (Now I Know) Jobs, work, and careers (New York Times) Four-day week (Quartz) Grow a new heart (Popular Science) Unusual Japanese food (Quora) Saying "no" in Japan (Quora) Costs of raising a child (Chicago Tribune) Lying about Santa (Quartz) Child poverty in Japan (Japan Times) Working (Atlantic) Things are getting better (Vox) The Evolution of Christmas (Medium) Back from the dead (Mel Magazine) World War II Japanese American Internment Camps (Huffington Post) Robot Babies (Quartz) Pearl Harbor (Smithsonian) Robots: Future of Surgery (Quartz) Marriage without dating (Japan Today) Most difficult languaget (Economist) Genetically modified (GM) food (PEW) Under siege: Run, hide, fight (Quartz) Genetics of obesity (New York Times) The conversation in your head (Atlantic) The ideal female body (Huffington Post) The ideal male body (Huffington Post) Oneteen, twoteen: 11, 12 (Now I Know) Tokyo University Rent Assistance (Japan Today) Death Penalty Facts (PEW) Grow a new ear - Cloning (Medical Daily) Assisted Suicide 2016 (New York Times) Stay st home dad (Atlantic) Stay at home parents (Atlantic) I live a lie: Saudi Women (New York Times) Pashtana's lesson: education or arranged marriage (New York Times) No more "sir" (Quartz) Marriage priorities (PEW) Frozen prehistoric animals (Esquire) Japan: Gender Equality (Japan Times) Not dead yet (Atlantic) Welcome to the Monkey House (short story) Kurt Vonnegut Liberal arts and Japan survival (Japan Times) Hugging (New York Times) Gap year (New York Times) Multilingual brains (New York Times) Bilingual brains (New York Times) Elderly Chinese Dating at Ikea (BBC) Your perfect partner (Esquire) Patagonia's working moms (Quartz) End of life wishes (Japan Times) Child euthanasia (Japan Times) Getting old (New York Times) How old can we get?

(Atlantic) Nonviolent Iceland (BBC) Cicada (蝉) Recipes (National Geographic) Eating Bugs (Japan Times) American Small Talk (Harvard Business Review) When to Quit (Atlantic) Your Programmable World (Wired) On Finishing College (Student Strategy Blog) Cross the Street (Atlantic) Computer-Brain Interface (New York Times) Peaceful Japan (Japan Times) Modern Urban Planner (Atlantic) Transforming Cities (Atlantic) The way you speak (Wall Street Journal) Get happy ((Atlantic) Being Different in Japan (WAZAWAZA) Get Smart (Japan Times) Roots of Conformity (Japan Times) Ho Chi Minh City Traffic (Atlantic) Two More Hanged in Tokyo (Japan Times) Fewer Babies?

Don't Panic (Wall Street Journal) Twitter's Role in Catching the Boston Bombers (Wall Street Journal) Prayer Kills (Daily Kos) What Is Your Dog Thinking?

(BBC) The Bilingual Brain (APS) Marriage in Decline (Atlantic) Shopping for Happiness (Atlantic) Marriage Myths (Atlantic) Kim Jong Il's Sushi Chef (GQ) Finland's Box Babies (BBC) Eye Contact (Wall Street Journal) Environment: Cow vs.