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Fierce Vulnerability with Gia Gunn

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June 28, 2020

Gia Gunn chats about her journey from dancing Nihon-buyo as a child to RuPaul's Drag Race to self discovery and activism.

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Starting Your Own Family Mochitsuki

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May 20, 2020

A family mochitsuki can be a great way to bring the family together for the holidays and it's easier than you think.

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Holiday Tastes and Traditions

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June 28, 2020

What food do you need to have to complete your holiday season? Three millennial women share the the meals and recipes that have become new traditions in their families - two recipes included!

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What’s in an Osechi?

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October 21, 2020

An entire arrangement of traditional Japanese foods, and yet most of us don't know where it came from or what the foods represent.

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Have You Been to a Traditional Mochitsuki?

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December 18, 2021

Traditional mochitsuki is a long-time tradition of the Yasukochi Family. Here's a family members perspective of the annual event.

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Has Marie Kondo Gone Too Far?

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May 20, 2020

For the past decade, Marie Kondo has built a base of followers, guided by her principles in decluttering and streamlined material possession. But has capitalism steered her away from her original purpose?

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Old Good Things

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November 24, 2020

What are we going to do with all this old stuff?

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Japanese Wellness Words That Will Make You Feel Good

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June 26, 2020

The Japanese language includes numerous and varied wellness concepts, many of which no word in English can adequately convey.

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Fake Plastic Treats: The Origins of Restaurant Displays

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November 24, 2020

A quiet ode to shokuhin sampuru, also known as those beautiful plastic food displays you see in Japanese restaurants.

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Nikkei Diaspora: Oshogatsu

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June 14, 2020

Starting the new year with friends and family... around the world.

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