KJ Classics

Among many memorable features that we have published, these provide a good representation of the diversity of KJ’s interests, and the fine abilities of our many contributors.

 

 

 

KJ Classics

On June 15, 2011 By

KJ Classics

Among many memorable features that we have published, these provide a good representation of the diversity of KJ’s interests, and the fine abilities of our many contributors.

 

 

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Migrating Genius

On September 7, 2013 By

INTERVIEW
BY STEWART WACHS

“There’s so much to learn from birds. When I was a child they were my first absorbing fascination in life.”

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Is Europe Western?

On October 7, 2011 By

BY TAWADA YOKO

I have several boxes in my flat. One is known as fridge. It hums day and night but says nothing. Another box is called washing machine and often goes round the bend. Nevertheless, the language coming out of the television is much crazier.

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Dear Leader

On August 20, 2011 By

FICTION
BY RUSSELL WORKING

…They met one afternoon in February twenty-three days after she left North Korea. An ethnic Korean marriage broker named Bong-il drove her to her new home near Yanji… “If you run away, we will find you, understand? He is paying good money for you, and we are men of our word….

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The Mystery of Mastery

On July 27, 2011 By

BY DUSTIN W. LEAVITT
 
It is not a coincidence that disciples of Zen who have achieved an intuition that is spiritual and transcendental and yet strikes decisively at the very heart of the physical world, are referred to as Masters…

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Dream Corridor

On June 23, 2011 By

BY STEWART WACHS

It all began in 1980, when I was 29, with the first of a series of vivid dreams. These occurred at dawn and continued through four summer mornings. I would find myself in an unfamiliar yet comfortable foreign land, with men, women and kids whom I cared for, yet could not upon waking recall ever having met…

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The True Japanese Art Form

On April 21, 2011 By

TV
BY SEI KEIKO

Certainly in terms of television commercials, the importance placed upon CM — “Commercial Messages,” as we Japanese call them — Japan is without parallel on the face of the earth.

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The Way of the Yakuza

On April 17, 2011 By

SOCIETY
BY JACOB RAZ

During my first interviews, O-oyabun was particularly eager to talk about ideology: The ‘Way of the Yakuza,’ ‘violating the law’ or ‘doing wrong things.’

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Ogatagomi

On April 16, 2011 By

PODCAST: A One-Act Play
BY HAROLD WRIGHT
Drawings by Lars Martinson

Now, all the gaijin I know in Kyoto know what ogatagomi is. You know, you’re walking down the street and all at once you see, say, a Sony TV set, a bicycle, a suit of armor and three bookcases lying abandoned out on the street, and you say, “Wow! What time does it get dark?”

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