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Emperor – Japan After the Bombs

Friday, March 8th, 2013
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To say the film starts with a bang is an understatement of monumental proportions. The first images we see are from the grainy black-and-white reels

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Japan and Cherry Blossoms

Springtime in Tokyo: Cherry Blossoms, Fashion,
A Small Quake and, Finally, Signs of Recovery

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
by on Living Around

Did he do it on purpose, to lift people’s spirits? Issey Miyake’s Spring 2012 “Pleats Please!” collection was fun, bright, playful, and delightful. Color palette:

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Women of Fukushima Against Nukes

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
by on Living Around

A MAN’S PLACE IS OUTSIDE THE HOUSE, A WOMAN’S PLACE IS WITHIN (Japanese proverb) When I was living in southern Japan 30 years ago, even

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Take Ivy—Radical Fashion with a Japanese Twist

Monday, July 26th, 2010
by on Living Around

When I was an English teacher in Nagasaki, Japan in the late 70’s, a trip north to Tokyo was always exciting. Think Blade Runner– Japan

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