Canadian has English-language <em>rakugo</em> dream

| Jan 14, 2013

Canadian has English-language rakugo dream

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Katsura Sunshine wants to spread the world of rakugo (traditional comic storytelling) to people all over the world, including his home country Canada, by delivering English-translated versions. The 42-year-old Slovenian-Canadian, who was given the stage name from his master, Katsura Bunshi, after three years ...

Scholar urges fresh look at rich Ainu heritage

| Jul 10, 2012

Scholar urges fresh look at rich Ainu heritage

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Shunwa Honda, a renowned scholar of indigenous ethnic groups, emphasizes that the Japanese people need to create a stage for the nation’s indigenous Ainu, who “still suffer from not having their voices heard properly in society.” Though he looks Caucasian and uses the pen ...