Monthly Archives: November 2010

A Most Optimistic Man: Challenging Complacency

By Akio Matsumura


The United States and Japan are both plagued by suicide.  Many people are taking their own lives out of a sense of isolation and loneliness.  Although the circumstances for the two cases are distinct, the challenge to both countries–overcoming complacency–is the same.

A few weeks ago someone called my cell phone and started speaking to me in Japanese. I answered in… Continue reading