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

 

 

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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, […]

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CAMBODIA
BY GAIL GUTRADT

I have come as a volunteer from the United States, to live with children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic that has raged in Cambodia since the 1990s…

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MUSIC
BY VERONZA BOWERS JR
Introduction by MONTY H. LEVENSON

Shakuhachi is often referred to as the “sound of nature.” In Japan, its “original music”(honkyoku) is filled with echoes of forest and sky…

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BY MOLLY HARBARGER

The Khmer Rouge willfully tried to strip the nation of its rich culture and heritage. The casualty Japanese expat Morimoto Kikuo is trying his hardest to save is Cambodia’s traditional art of silk weaving and dyeing…

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BY HATTORI EIJI

“Civilizations do not clash. It is ignorance that clashes.”

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Hope Amidst the Pain

On November 21, 2011 By

BY KIMBERLEY HUGHES

It is widely thought that more than 2,000 tons of depleted uranium have been leaked into Iraq’s environment…

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Tackling Human Traffic

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BY AMANDA SUUTARI

Years ago, Aoki Reiko was wandering among Hiroshima’s monuments to bomb victims when she noticed a small memorial, just outside the Peace Park. It was for Koreans.

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FILM
INTERVIEW BY MARI KATSUI

Kana Tomoko is a freelance documentary filmmaker who raises difficult questions about Japan’s past.

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Prison Matriarch

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BY RITA DIXIT-KUBIAK

Udaipur citizens who are part of Preeta Bhargav’s prison reform programs call her a visionary who has single-handedly raised their consciousness about the dignity and potential of each and every human life.

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Abandoned Jewels Of Cambodia

On November 10, 2011 By

BY KIMBERLYE KOWALCZYK

Arn Chorn Pond does not know when or where he was born. In 1975, when he was “about eight,” Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge invaded his town and took him to Wat Aik, an old Buddhist temple turned into a children’s slave camp.

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