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Formative Memory: The Thirteenth-century Mongolian Invasions and their Impact on Japan

SIMON DUNCAN
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The grandson of the Japanese commander, a boy of 12 or 13, fired the arrow signalling the commencement of hostilities. The invaders reportedly laughed […]

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Where Ainu food, culture, and community meet —Interview of Harukor owner Teruyo Usa

Teruryo Usa interviewed by Jennifer Teeter and Takayuki Okazaki,
Long interview (extended version from KJ 83)

o matter which day of the week, Harukor, Tokyo’s sole Ainu restaurant, overflows with the laughter and chatter of its patrons. Tucked away in […]

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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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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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INTERVIEW
BY BRIAN COVERT

“I was concerned about the many differences between India and China — the ways of thinking, for one — and India was not really up to confronting China. If I stayed in India, maybe I wouldn’t be able to do the kind of things I really wanted to do to help Tibet.” He eventually set his sights on Japan, with its own brand of Buddhism and spirituality, as his next home in exile.

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Doctor Stories

On April 7, 2013 By

The Journals of Kenjiro Setoue
An Introduction and Excerpts translated from the Japanese by Jeff Irish

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BY JOSE JUAN TABLADA

Japan! Japan! Japan! …the Japan I have loved and dreamed of will leap before my eyes in a faery apotheosis with its pagodas and full moons, and its entourages of musume-san and troupes of samurai…

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AS TOLD BY DAVID GREER

Dread clouded the joy that surged in Tomé’s heart when she heard the voice call out “Obachan, I’m back.” In May, 1945, the only pilots who came to Chiran were volunteers for the Special Attack Corps, boys who rammed their fighters into the American ships off Okinawa.

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Life in Tonoharu

On June 8, 2011 By

MANGA
REVIEW BY DAVID COZY

The art illustrating that plot remains exquisite…especially notable are the views Martinson gives us of mundane Japanese life, scenes that any resident will recognize…

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