Online Special

Our new website opens up exciting possibilities through the immediacy and expanding potential of digital publishing and multimedia. In addition to posting topical articles as online-only special features, we bring you out-of-the-ordinary videos and occasional podcasts. Our most recent postings appear on this page. For your easy reference, here’s a list that illustrates the variety of what we offer.

Step Inside the World of Noh

Exiled: A Tibetan in Kyoto

The Engaged Buddhism of Sulak Sivaraksa

Donald Richie on Buddhism and the Film

The Kids are Too Straight

Development, Identity and the Destruction of an Ancient City in Afghanistan

Fukushima’s Children

An Atmosphere of Concern:
My Summer as an Intern in the
Climate Change Group

Ghost Town: Myanmar’s New Capital

Mayumi Oda on Energy of Change, Feminization and New Birth of Japan

Zen & the Art of Rejuvenation

In Praise of Clay

The Guardians of Poet’s Mountain

Slow City Kyoto

A Minute and 100 Metres
Down the Road

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Online Special

On January 13, 2013 By

Online Special

Our new website opens up exciting possibilities through the immediacy and expanding potential of digital publishing and multimedia. In addition to posting topical articles as online-only special features, we bring you out-of-the-ordinary videos and occasional podcasts. Our most recent postings appear on this page. For your easy reference, here’s a list that illustrates […]

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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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Under Crooked Pine

On January 27, 2014 By

Mark Dodds, interviewed by Ted Taylor
The songs all came from here, sitting in this little alcove in summer and winter and looking out on occasion at that tree, and it became symbolic for the struggle that we all take to get to where it is we ultimately have to go.

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SUVENDRINI KAKUCHI INTERVIEWS KAREN MA

Karen Ma is the author of the recently published Excess Baggage, a novel about the lives of a Chinese immigrant family in Japan.

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We Promise to Fix it Back

On December 27, 2013 By

JAPAN
BY MICHAEL STONE

Will this catastrophe in Japan change us and lead to a more innovative, caring and interconnected way of living? Will the outbreaks of altruism and civic enthusiasm propel us to take similar steps? Will we demand ingenious forms of accountability? I decide definitively not to cancel my ticket to Japan. I need to see what I can learn about a Bodhisattva path through the lessons that Fukushima offers.

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Joel Stewart’s TONE POEMS

On December 13, 2013 By

TONE POEMS

The sheer variety of images ranges between the hyper-realistic and the abstract: a gleaming white-and-blue ceramic sake ewer that could almost be plucked from the panel, a quiver of glowing vertical lines reminiscent of Star Trek’s transporter in mid-operation.

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REVIEW BY DOUGLAS WOODRUFF
While reading Wood and Traditional Woodworking in Japan my initial reaction was visceral and immediate: why wasn’t a book like this available much earlier?

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REVIEW BY DAVID COZY

The novel, as the title indicates, is concerned with Japan, and this places it as one of those detective novels that aims to provide, in addition to the standard thrills and spills, an introduction to another country and culture…

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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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