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An Intercultural Relationship

Here is an interesting post by a BT’er that asks a simple question: “What to do?” I’ve been seeing the same Japanese girl for about 2 years. This past summer my mother came to visit me and the three of us spent some time together. Her mother even joined us on one occasion and we… Keep Reading

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Ping Mag Make

Introducing Ping Mag Make. Here is a blurb from their website: ingMag MAKE is the sister site to PingMag. We use an interview format to put the spotlight on a wide range of people active in rural areas. We document the voices of these unknown heroes and broadcast them to the world. It’s the Japan-based magazine… Keep Reading

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Europeans back Obama, Asians like McCain

Could Europe be categorized as a U.S. Democratic Party “blue state” and Asia, a Republican Party “red state”? American presidential elections provide a near perfect test to understand the difference between European and Asian worldviews, even if the two continents are far from united internally. If you want America to lead by the power of… Keep Reading

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The Akiba Massacre

We have all heard about the murders in the Akihabara district of Tokyo, Japan committed by Kato Tomohiro. What you may not have heard of are the debates or rationalization of why the incident occurred. Global Voices Japanese language editor, Chris Salzberg (writer/translator and graduate student living in Tokyo, Japan) has an excellent post on the Akiha… Keep Reading

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