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Did Tom Cruise Teach Us How to Be “Japanese?”

Issue:
December 18, 2021

There are three movies/TV shows I watch annually: The Last Samurai, Lost In Translation, and Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown (specifically season 8, episode 6 entitled “Japan with Masa”).

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Flying Free: Quitting your Job

Issue:
June 28, 2020

Sharing stories of personal peace... after leaving the job.

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Re-engineering the Engineering Business

Issue:
April 15, 2022

We strive to bring our whole self to work, so why do some of us feel the need to hide our culture? When preparing to enter the workforce, we tend to focus on the technical aspect and aptitude needed to perform and succeed, but often forget to prepare ourselves for the difference in culture and how that defines work expectations.

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Dear Ji-Chan

Issue:
January 18, 2022

Thank you Ji-chan for teaching me and exposing me to Japanese art forms. Your efforts to teach me about my Japanese culture have not gone unnoticed.

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The Evolution of Collegiate Taiko

Issue:
May 20, 2020

Collegiate taiko has had a prolific expansion over the last couple of decades. Let's explore how it's grown and where it still needs to go.

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Cultural Fusion: A Mother & Son Explore New Paths Through the Art of Taiko

Issue:
March 15, 2022

It is our hope that the taiko community never loses sight of its roots as it works toward an inclusive and collaborative future that celebrates individual uniqueness and cultural diversity.

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Going Bananas During Quaran-bean: My 6-Day Enforced Quarantine in Japan

Issue:
March 9, 2022

With the sudden surge of covid over winter break, Japan has completely shut down their borders to foreigners, and made it very difficult for Japan passport holders to enter Japan. Here's my story.

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A Friend of a Friend

Issue:
January 18, 2022

Through a friend of a friend. Isn't that how most people meet their significant others?

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Hello, from the Middle

Issue:
June 28, 2020

A little reflection on the beginning of middle age and self love

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We Have to Talk About Queer Love in the JA Community

Issue:
July 26, 2020

February in the JA community is filled by two major holidays: Day of Remembrance and Valentine’s Day. Let's honor both by re-evaluating how we look at gender, pronouns, love, and identity with our youth.

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