Conversations

When KJ looks for insights concerning Asian cultures, we try to be specific. Rather than presenting generalizations on “the Japanese,” for example, we try to present individuals who express fresh ideas in their own words. Thus, interviews have always been an absolutely essential element of KJ’s “perspectives from Asia.” In addition, we have published numerous profiles of interesting people, both well- and lesser-known, from contemporary life, and history.

Contact: submissions@kyotojournal.org

 

 

Page 2 of 3123
 

Conversations

On June 15, 2011 By

Conversations

When KJ looks for insights concerning Asian cultures, we try to be specific. Rather than presenting generalizations on “the Japanese,” for example, we try to present individuals who express fresh ideas in their own words. Thus, interviews have always been an absolutely essential element of KJ’s “perspectives from Asia.” In addition, we have published […]

Continue Reading

INTERVIEW BY KATHY ARLYN SOKOL

Arundhati Roy — brilliant, beautiful and rich. The brilliance and the beauty came early, the riches are of more recent vintage and allow her a new life as a self-proclaimed “cultural terrorist” who can fund her own “kiss-backs” (instants of righteous revenge). Against?

Continue Reading

Ryu and Me

On October 30, 2011 By

LITERATURE
BY RALPH J McCARTHY

Being a man with a tremendous appetite for life, MURAKAMI RYU began living large, traveling the planet and savoring its various pleasures. But he also began one of the most prolific and multi-faceted careers in literary history…

Continue Reading

Being Intercultural

On October 26, 2011 By

FILM
INTERVIEW BY STEWART WACHS

REGGE LIFE’s moving documentaries, broadcast nationally in both countries, introduce us to scores of reflective people who in turn invite us to take a closer look at ourselves…

Continue Reading

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?… “

Continue Reading

Media Critic: Asano Kenichi

On October 22, 2011 By

MEDIA
BY STEWART WACHS

Former Kyodo News Service correspondent Asano Kenichi was expelled from Indonesia in 1992 for his investigative reports on shady deals between Jakarta businessmen and Japanese politicians.

Continue Reading

BY TREVOR CAROLAN

For more than 30 years, National Book-Award-winning author Maxine Hong Kingston has written on the complicated chains of history, nostalgia and spiritual yearning — on the soul of place and home.

Continue Reading

BY PRESTON L. HOUSER

Graphic artist MAYUMI ODA’s cultural, spiritual, and artistic odyssey has taken her through many lives, eras, countries, and incarnations…

Continue Reading

The Hermit Experience

On October 1, 2011 By

BY LAUREN W. DEUTSCH

EDWARD A. BURGER found his teacher, Master Guangkuan, in the Zhongnan Mountains in the winter of 1999. He completed his first documentary, Amongst White Clouds, about Zhongnan Mountain hermits in 2005…

Continue Reading

Director Itami Juzo

On September 27, 2011 By

FILM
BY STEPHEN SULOWAY

Until his death in 1997, film director ITAMI JUZO’s public presence had been more thoughtful, more provocative and more wide-ranging than most well-known personalities.

Continue Reading