Posts by: johneinarsen

Hail the Hailstone Poets

On October 25, 2011 By

HAIKU
BY WILLIAM J. HIGGINSON

Kansai-based, this circle of some 40 poets conducts a dozen or more events each year, half or more at various sites in Kyoto, the others mainly in Osaka, with occasional excursions elsewhere…

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The Future of Korea

On October 25, 2011 By

POLITICS
BY JOHN EINARSEN

Political Scientist LEE JAE BONG explains, “
A unification policy has two conditions: First, is it really desirable? And second, is it really achievable?… “

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FILM
BY AKAMOTO MARIKO

The Blue Sky of Japan features the late Suzuki Yasuzo, a legal scholar and a key member of a post-war civil group that drafted a set of constitutional articles and proposed it to the General Headquarters of the Allied Forces.

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Buddhism Engaged

On October 24, 2011 By

BUDDHISM
BY DAVID COZY

Buddhist teachings, Loy believes, can help us to understand the true nature of lack and the havoc it causes, and because they can perform this necessary function, he feels it is important that Buddhism remain vital in the twenty-first century.

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The Korean Dream

On October 24, 2011 By

PHOTOGRAPHY
BY ROBERT J FOUSER

The two decades captured in photographer Drayton Hamilton’s book coincide with the sweeping changes that moved Korea from dictatorship to democracy, from Third-World industrialization to high-tech de-industrialization…

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Media Virus

On October 24, 2011 By

MEDIA
BY DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF

The datasphere, or “mediaspace,” is the new territory for human interaction, economic expansion, and especially social and political machination. It has become our electronic social hall…

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Framing China

On October 23, 2011 By

MEDIA
BY JAMES MANN

In the 1950s and the 1960s, the “frame” was of China as little blue ants or automatons. In the 1970s, following the Nixon administration’s opening, the frame was of the virtuous (entertaining, cute) Chinese…. In the 1980s, the frame was that China was “going capitalist.”

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The Inner Teacher

On October 23, 2011 By

EDUCATION
BY ANURADHA VITTACHI

It has been calculated that it would cost US $4 billion to educate 500 million Indian children conventionally to basic level — but only half that via the Net…

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Questions Unasked

On October 23, 2011 By

MEDIA
RON RHODES on Japanese newspapers

Japan’s mass-circulation newspapers routinely treat events as startling, wholly unexpected, random, and seemingly unrelated to anything that has happened before.

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