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Mentioned in TIME Magazine: TIME Magazine reporter Olivia B. Waxman quoted me in a fascinating article that appeared in both the online (March 21) and print (April 3) versions of the magazine. The article describes the role of cherry blossoms in Japanese history, paying special attention to what variations in bloom dates seen in the historical record have to tell us about climate change over the centuries. Thanks, Olivia, for interviewing me!

Book: My most recent book is Environment and Society in the Japanese Islands: From Prehistory to the Present, co-edited with Philip C. Brown of The Ohio State University and published by Oregon State University Press in 2015.

Photos: I went to Oregon to observe and photograph the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. Weather and other conditions were perfect and the view was magnificent. This contrasts with the annular eclipse of May 21, 2012, which in Tokyo was largely obscured by clouds.