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Society

On March 3, 2011 By

Society

KJ has no political agenda, but we are keenly interested in how society defines itself, organizes itself, and evolves. Who influences this process, and how?

Contact: submissions@kyotojournal.org

 

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The basic and ongoing challenge to any democracy is that its citizens need to have free and open access to unbiased information. They must further be presented with alternative domestic viewpoints and varying historical narratives as well as being engaged in critical dialogue with the larger world beyond

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BY Lauren W. Deutsch,
Kim Keumhwa, Korea’s renowned charismatic naramansin, “national” shaman, is already awake…preparing to greet the spirits lodged in her small sindang (spirits’ shrine room) next to her bedroom.

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Far From Home

On October 17, 2014 By

REVIEW BY KEN RODGERS

“The novel hinges on Rashomon-like multiple takes on the hellish circumstances in which one individual prisoner was beaten to death”

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Origami Lion

On October 16, 2014 By

By Jacob Adelman

I was ready for a beating.


“…if you get scared, you can back out
whenever you want.”

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Artworks have Actions

On October 15, 2014 By

“If you are the type of person who is sure that you know what art is then Ai Weiwei is probably not for you.”

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JONATHAN AUGUSTINE

With the human race as a whole increasingly threatened by global climate change, overpopulation and food scarcity, our very survival depends on our ability to overcome history-based animosities…

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Based on my experience the older generation, those who experienced WWII directly, fall into two groups. One is characterized by strong anti-military, anti-war sentiment: “We have to maintain the Peace Constitution; never again such a terrible war.” Others believe that WWII was a kind of defensive war… the U.S. and European countries were colonialist, and Japan liberated the Asian nations.

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Article 9 can also be seen as a gift to humanity, simply denouncing war. Simply doing that.

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Online Special
A recording of the address by iconic Burmese political leader Aung San Suu Kyi to Kyoto University on April 15th, 2013.

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