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Notes of a Crocodile

On April 8, 2013 By

In Translation Online Special
Written by QIU MAOJIN, translated from the Chinese by BONNIE HUIE.

Notes of a Crocodile is not a book that shows teenagers how to live a straight life, in any sense of the term. And yet it is intended to be a survival manual for teenagers, for a certain age when reading the right book can save your life…

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Doctor Stories

On April 7, 2013 By

The Journals of Kenjiro Setoue
An Introduction and Excerpts translated from the Japanese by Jeff Irish

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Japlish Whiplash

On March 24, 2013 By

REVIEWED BY JEFFREY ANGLES

Japlish Whiplash is a book that gleefully transgresses boundaries — the boundaries between the United States and Japan, between English and the Japanese language, between academic poets and slam poets, between “artistic” and “plebian,” between “high” and “low,” and between “avant-garde” and “urban.”

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BY AMALIA GIEBITZ

Dalian has a long and mixed history with Japan. It is the site of the initial invasion in 1931; the anniversary of the invasion is still observed every September when sirens are sounded at the same time they were originally heard eighty years ago…

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Buddhism and the Film

On March 2, 2013 By

ONLINE SPECIAL: Recording and transcript of Japan scholar Donald Richie’s address to Doshisha University in 2005.

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Bird Brain

On January 21, 2013 By

This footage of Nanao Sakaki and Allen Ginsberg reading at a 1980’s rally against Kansai Electric is a record of long-standing public opposition to nuclear power in Japan.

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Monks

On January 6, 2013 By

Monks

BY DENNIS CORDELL

Like many photographers, I was trained as a painter. I also did pottery. I do not consider myself to be an ex-painter or a potter of yore, but rather an artist currently focusing on photography. I bought a Nikon FM about thirty years ago to aid me in […]

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Contested Terrain in Afghanistan

On November 29, 2012 By

BY ISAAC S. BLACKSIN

The great wealth beneath Mes Aynak creates a conflict between two development projects, one economic and one cultural. Preserving and promoting Afghanistan’s cultural heritage must compete with extracting and exporting mineral resources…

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World Heritage and Kyoto

On June 8, 2012 By

AN INTERVIEW WITH MUNETA YOSHIFUMI
CATHERINE PAWASARAT

Kyoto’s conservation should be determined by residents’ quality of life, not for tourists. We have temples, shrines, forests, and small parks — we can have a good quality of life drawn from Kyoto’s traditional cultural heritage, and we can show the rest of the country what the modem Japanese way of life can be…

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