Part I of IV of an unprecedented account of the crisis inside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex.
The Year of the Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929, 1917.
The Japanese believe that people who are born in the same animal year share similar personality and character. People born in the year of the Snake are deep thinkers, speak very little and possess tremendous wisdom. They are fortunate in money matters and will always be able to obtain it. They are determined in what they do and hate to fail.
While I’m working on the Year of the Snake video, here is BT’s 2012 video on Food and Drink during the Japanese New Year.
Mr. Karp is back with another interesting presentation that will undoubtedly open the eyes, ears and minds of those not too familiar with race and politics. He writes:
“Hello all. I hope to set up an informal discussion with a little history of race and voting. Will be joined from Washington D.C. by professor Gerald Jaynes (Afro-Am and Econ at Yale) and from the campaign trail by Zeke Miller, political correspondent for BuzzFeed Politics (My first question to him will be “How aware of race politics do you think the inner Romney camp is?). Please feel free to come and bring your strong opinions!”
You may remember Mr. Karp from his presentation “Japan & African Americans from the Russo-Japanese War to Pearl Harbor.” If not, be sure to take a look, leave a comment and pass the link to the presentation on to those you know! Below are the details of the July 5, 2012 presentation. Those in the US should note that the presentation will occur at 3:00 a.m. PST.
|Race in the 2012 US Presidential Election: Demographics and ‘Dog Whistles’Date: Thursday, July 5, 2012
Time: 7:00p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30p.m.)
Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus,
Mita Hall 502/503
Speaker: Ben Karp, Ph.D candidate in the departments of African American Studies and History at Yale University
Moderator: Kyle Cleveland, Associate Director, ICAS
A dog whistle cannot be heard by the human ear but calls every hound in the neighborhood running. In politics this term refers to language spoken by a politician that will be heard as normal and appropriate by all but a select audience who can detect a specific, often racial, agenda.
This discussion will examine the overt (demographics and voting patterns) and subtle aspects of race that may shape the tone of 2012 election and indeed determine its outcome.