HeartWork

  We all know that individuals can make a difference, but it is always encouraging to learn about successful projects and who is behind them. “Just Deeds”, KJ 53, was a special issue that spotlighted good works and effective strategies throughout Asia. It led to an ongoing series of articles on this theme, which we are eager to add to. Heartwork Editors: Jennifer Teeter & Takayuki Okazaki heartwork@kyotojournal.org
    This Precious Life: Buddhist Tsunami Relief and Anti-Nuclear Activsim in post 3/11 Japan    
 

HeartWork

On June 15, 2011 By

HeartWork   We all know that individuals can make a difference, but it is always encouraging to learn about successful projects and who is behind them. “Just Deeds”, KJ 53, was a special issue that spotlighted good works and effective strategies throughout Asia. It led to an ongoing series of articles on this theme, which […]

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Where Ainu food, culture, and community meet —Interview of Harukor owner Teruyo Usa Teruryo Usa interviewed by Jennifer Teeter and Takayuki Okazaki, Long interview (extended version from KJ 83) o matter which day of the week, Harukor, Tokyo’s sole Ainu restaurant, overflows with the laughter and chatter of its patrons. Tucked away in Shin-Okubo, one […]

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Japan, the U.S. and ISIS

On March 16, 2015 By

The roots of animosity towards Japan go back at least a decade, to 2004, when in a gesture of support for U.S.-led operations in Iraq, Japan deployed armed Self-Defense Force (SDF) personnel for the first time since World War II.

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Christmas in Tohoku with OGA for AID

On November 25, 2014 By

Christmas in Tohoku with OGA for AID A long haul to recovery BY JASON BARTASHIUS with research contributed by JAKE NORTHEY What one child called a “dark wall” rising from the sea crashed down on Minami-Sanriku, destroying the city hall, and washing away everyone and everything in its path. People’s lives were turned upside down. […]

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Peace Engineering

On November 11, 2014 By

Kimberly Rose

Pangaea activities can even help to erase biases inherited by the children from their parents or grandparents.

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MIZUHO TOYOSHIMA AND LUCINDA COWING
An Interview with Bob Stilger

 
Bob Stilger has been actively involved in creating spaces for people in Tohoku to gather and formulate new futures following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that transformed their lives.

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Water — and HOPE

On September 15, 2013 By

BY JEN TEETER
Over the past ten years, HOPE International Development Agency Japan has been working to provide clean and sanitary water, the most basic ingredient for survival, to poverty-stricken families and communities around the world.

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INTERVIEW
BY JASON BARTASHIUS

“In Fukushima City and Iwaki many Filipina women are still working in the night,” says Santoyo. In addition to responding to the job loss in Tohoku, SEELS is continuing CHOBET’s mission of helping entertainers make the transition to become English instructors.”

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BY MATTEO PISTONO

Can individuals make a difference? Are we to reject capitalism? Where do we start to dismantle structural violence and bring about a more equitable society? Sulak begins to answer these questions by stressing individual responsibility and the cultivation of mindfulness through meditation.

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Fukushima’s Children

On February 18, 2012 By

ART
BY GEOFF READ

My collaborative artwork with children is based on the principle that they are strongest and most resilient when they are listened to, respected, and encouraged to think creatively. Children often need permission and safety to develop their own ideas about their situation, to make sense of their emotions and express their thoughts…

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