I recently came across this fellow working in Japan, making some great stuff and taking the time to share it on his blog.
His name is Dennis Young, he's an American, trained in England and
living in Japan, if you like it here, I think you might find his site
worth a visit. He blends Japanese and Western tools to get some fine
This post about his "master" is absolutely fantastic.
And speaking of things Japanese, I was asked a few times about my oil jar that was featured in a post recently. It's a Japanese design that holds oil in a reservoir and wicks it through a felt to the top. It's available at Highland Woodworking and I'm sure other retailers as well. I use camellia oil in mine.
Here is a pic of the latest chairs made by Steve and Jerry in my shop. Nice work guys!