We're extremely glad to be able to announce Blaine Brownell as a regular Worldchanging columnist. You may know Blaine from his excellent book, Transmaterial, or his outstanding site of the same name. What you may not know is that Blaine has just received a Fulbright Scholarship to spend a year in Japan learning about sustainability in that country. He will be sharing his newfound insights regularly with Worldchanging readers over the next year. We're very pleased to be able to combine information about one of the planet's most worldchanging countries and insights from one of its most worldchanging minds.