So Beautiful: Sugimoto Bunraku: Sonezaki Shinju

PARIS – Japanese photographer/artist Hiroshi Sugimoto is inescapable in Paris just now, with posters all over the Metro for his “Accelerated Buddha” exhibition at the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent and “Sugimoto Bunraku: Sonezaki Shinju”

Robert Reich

Power to the People? Or Inequality For All…

Fighting for the 99 percent: Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich speaks to Now teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, Reich blames anti-union legislation and market deregulation for the yawning chasm that has grown between America’s wealthy and middle class since the late 1970s.


A Turtle Dream…

I read this wonderful story by Christopher Johnson and want to share it with you. One day I hope to be able to go to our Coral Coast, I know there are still lots of sea turtles there. But in the mean time, I’m happy to read Christopher’s story.


Japanese women and the summer chill

I never thought about this and I have no idea if there’s some truth in this story, but there’s one thing I know for sure: if a girl and a boy have a very different cultural background, it’s not always easy to understand each other.


Japanese Kirin’s beer of many colors

Melinda Joe from The Japan Times wrote an article about another kind of beer, the Kirin’s Beer Of Many Colors. I didn’t have the opportunity to taste it here in Adelaide, but I think I’ll try it myself: I’ll take a pint of Australian beer and add some juice to it. Maybe I’ll like it…maybe not…

Screams of joy in Tokyo as city awarded 2020 Games

Japan to organize the 2020 games

Tokyo overcame a worsening crisis at a nuclear plant 230km (140 miles) away as well as a one-time lack of local support to convincingly beat rivals Istanbul and Madrid for the right to stage the Games for the second time.

A homeless child holds a candle during a street Christmas celebration

Christmas all over the world

It’s Christmas Day, the day set aside by Christian faithful to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago. Christianity remains the largest religion in the world, with over 2 billion adherents across the globe.

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