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Society

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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 Pull of the Immediate

On October 23, 2011 By

MEDIA
BY PICO IYER

New media, old media, it’s all the same: a screening of the world, in every sense, which allows us to throw up new images on the walls of our cave, as we keep our backs ever more rigidly turned to the world outside.

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Apologies Accepted

On October 7, 2011 By

To whom would you most like to apologize? If you were limited to what you could fit on a postcard, what would you write?

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POLITICS
BY ERIC JOHNSTON

The Monju fast-breeder reactor plant, designed to burn the world’s deadliest substance, plutonium, had been shut down since a December 1995 accident in which a secondary cooling pipe burst…

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Director Itami Juzo

On September 27, 2011 By

FILM
BY STEPHEN SULOWAY

Until his death in 1997, film director ITAMI JUZO’s public presence had been more thoughtful, more provocative and more wide-ranging than most well-known personalities.

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All the Times in the World

On August 24, 2011 By

BY PICO IYER

Time…is one of those currencies we exchange every time we cross a border. An hour in Japan (where everything is clockbound, and even televisions show the hour) is equivalent to a day in laid-back India…

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Alice in Shikaland

On August 13, 2011 By

JAPAN
BY MARLENA WATROUS

He had brought me to Alice in Shikaland, Japan’s foremost museum of nuclear power, its decor and narrative framework inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland…

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re-de-signing people

On July 7, 2011 By

GENDER
BY TAMARAH COHEN
& KERSTAN BOND COHEN

”People signs,“ seemingly inoffensive, utilitarian directives, guide us along daily routes and routines in Asia and everywhere else. And like most codes inundating the cultural environment “signs“ can also misinform…

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Re-envisioning the Macho

On July 7, 2011 By

GENDER
BY REUBEN RAMAS CAÑETE

The new Filipino macho is a metrosexual, characterized by a range of talents: singing, dancing, modeling, cooking, and maintaining a household through their own income.

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Karma & Women

On July 5, 2011 By

BUDDHISM, GENDER
BY DAVID R. LOY

What does Buddhism have to say about the social situation of women? Needless to say, there is no simple answer. True to its own emphasis on impermanence, Buddhism became quite different in different cultures.

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