The Mecab Parser is no longer macabre.
After several months of dysfunction the corrupted newsletter database has not only been restored, but the Mecab parser is now fully functional.
This means that Japanese newsletters can now be searched in the same way that the English, French, and German versions of the newsletter can be searched. Simply type in a Japanese word and the newsletters in which it is contained will appear.
In addition, the search engines for Q&A and Podast queries has also been restored.
How was the above achieved? It was not by magic.
Apparently the Mecab parser will only work when the default language of the entire table is set to the language of the parser. Previously, only the columns were set.
Will other new developments follow soon. It is unlikely, as a stable podcasting environment has yet to be found. Maybe in the fall of 2019.