KJ 80



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220 pages
 

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When politicians seem intent on stirring up conflict, how do ordinary people build peace?

 

Culturally, the nations of East Asia are more or less extended family, but their relationships have long been fraught with political rivalries, territorial disputes and high-octane conflagrations fueled by short-sighted nationalism—among neighbors who should by now have simply learned to get along, for the common good.

In KJ 80 we observe today’s fractious East Asian neighborhood from the point of view of cultural commonalities, especially among younger people with a healthily borderless world vision. In particular, we celebrate efforts to create what might be called “Mindspace”—deliberate creation of shared physical and mental space for meeting, exchanging ideas, re-examining attitudes and beliefs.

We look at young communities in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand, the Kyoto-based Peace Mask Project, a Japanese art museum dedicated to young artists whose lives were cut short by World War II, a college dream group based on a deeper interpretation of education, an international volunteer-based post-disaster project in the Philippines, and even the shared emotive space of enka fandom. Interviews include a photographer juxtaposing Korea’s past and present, internationally-minded typographers, and a world-famous former musical prodigy on music as transformative harmonization with the cosmos. And, as always, much more…

A magazine, too, is mindspace.
—Ken Rodgers
 
FEATURES
The Man Who Looked for War…6
As told by David Greer

The Song of Loneliness…17
Kaneko Mitsuharu

Hope for the East Asian Peace Process…19
Jonathan Augustine

Pop, Politics & Modern Asia…27
Jonathan DeHart

A Shared Path…42
Egami Kenichiro

Mood Kayo Music…140
Hoei Meiling

HEARTWORK
Peace Mask Project…57
An Interview with Kya Kim

CONVERSATIONS
Walking on Sound…68
Kathy Arlyn Sokol interviews musician Stomu Yamash’ta

Stepping into Metamorphosis…101
Interview by Lisa Allen

Reborn…114
Masaya Kushino

POETRY
Carolyn Locke, Purvi Shah, Bern Mulvey…86

IN TRANSLATION
A Vernal Planet…91
Kazuko Shiraishi

EYE
Design Across Borders…119
Marlies Peeters

Connecting Past & Present…130
Robert J. Fouser

ENCOUNTERS
Reflections on Truc Bach…151
Dawn Starin

“This Picture Where?”…186
Sachie Banks

“It’s Magic”…190
William R. Stimson

NATURE
The Bantug Windship…160
Jon Craig

Farmer/Ethnologist Yoshida Saburo…169
Donald C. Wood

FICTION
Sight…178
J.Y.L. Koh

TRIBUTE: Shokei Harada…199

RAMBLE…203
Light and Dark and Light
Robert Brady

REVIEWS……205

COVER DESIGN:ELDWEN LAURENZI