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Category Archives: Tradition
Everyone in Japan knows how to do Radio Taiso.
I turned on the TV in a Thai hostel last year, and compared international news broadcasts. Fox and MSNBC were covering the shootings in Colorado; Al Jazeera was reporting on what nations could buy with the tax revenue they lost … Continue reading
Rene Magritte’s “Treachery of Images” shows us a picture of a pipe, then denies that a picture of a pipe is a pipe at all. Of course, we get it now: It’s a picture of a pipe. In Japan, I … Continue reading
There’s nothing simple about turning on an air conditioner in Japan.
When the weather changes, so does your life.
There’s about 4,000 kids outside my apartment screaming about cherry blossoms.