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Death in Mid-Autumn: The Art and Artifice of Yukio Mishima’s Final Moments

Intern Intern - Monday, December 11, 2017

“True beauty is something that attacks, overpowers, robs, and finally destroys.”  Read More


​ The Practice of Naikan: How to Express Gratitude in Japan

Intern Intern - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The concepts of gratefulness and humility exist in practically every facet of Japanese culture and language, from the use of formal speech when talking to superiors and the subtle gradations of bowing to giving lavish compliments and always conducting oneself appropriately in the homes of others.
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Making Sense of Natural Disasters with 'Hojoki'

Intern Intern - Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The hurricanes that in the past few months have ravaged Texas, Florida, eastern Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean have left vast regions swamped and in anguish. Massive earthquakes continue to pummel Mexico.  Read More

“Fall Into Haiku”: A Seasonal Poetry Celebration in Albany, California

Intern Intern - Monday, October 09, 2017

“Real haiku is the soul of poetry. Anything that is not actually present in one's heart is not haiku. The moon glows, flowers bloom, insects cry, water flows. There is no place we cannot find flowers or think of the moon. This is the essence of haiku.”  Read More


The Meticulous Art of Traditional Japanese Woodworking

Intern Intern - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Japan is a country with one foot eagerly frolicking in modernity and the other firmly planted in tradition. While it produces some of the most advanced technologies, from artificially intelligent androids and computers to virtual reality entertainment and bleeding edge electronics, it also cherishes steadfast traditions and preserves its centuries-old wooden buildings and furniture.   Read More


Indie books for indie booksellers!

Intern Intern - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Stone Bridge Press founder Peter Goodman talks about how to make indie booksellers and indie publishers friends again. Read More


Okinawa vs. the US Military: A Big Controversy on a Small Island

Intern Intern - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Japan and the United States are two nations with a longstanding military alliance. No country hosts more US troops than Japan, and nowhere in Japan are there more US bases than on the island of Okinawa. Naturally, this has caused more than a little friction between the people of Okinawa and the US and Japanese governments. Read More


Keeping Kyoto Timeless: Restoring and Preserving Kyoto’s Traditional Machiya

Intern Intern - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Japan’s ancient imperial city and former capital, Kyoto captures the country’s rich cultural history and abounds with relics and monuments of Japan’s long and storied past.  Read More


​Sequestered to the Edge of the World: Dehumanization in the Japanese Internment Camps

Intern Intern - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Detained throughout ten isolated “relocation centers”—a political euphemism for concentration camps—Japanese Americans were crowded into rickety wooden barracks amidst bleak deserts and inhospitable swamplands that offered little shelter from the harsh climates: the sweltering sun and frigid nights, the oppressive Arkansas humidity and turbulent Southwestern dust storms. Read More


Memories of the Siege of Changchun: A “Forgotten” Travesty in Chinese History

Intern Intern - Friday, July 07, 2017
"The evening sun in Changchun was beautiful. A flaming, almost transparent red.
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