Living like a local

| Aug 23, 2002

Living like a local

by Everett Kennedy Brown

Murdo Maclean is no longer shy about wearing a loincloth and jumping into ice-cold rivers. In fact, it has become an annual event for the red-haired Scot, who has just finished his second year as a coordinator for international relations (CIR) in the town ...

Tuning in to another culture

| Aug 9, 2002

Tuning in to another culture

by Everett Kennedy Brown

Seoul native Kim Ji Sook, host of Fukuoka’s Love FM Thursday night Inter Wave radio program, brings the sounds and the spirit of Korea to fans throughout northern Kyushu. Kim’s interviews with Korean cultural personalities — such as movie director Lee Chang Dong, whose ...

Cultivating tradition

| Jul 12, 2002

Cultivating tradition

by Everett Kennedy Brown

Seventeen boys and girls from Furusawa Elementary School are up to their shins in mud. June is the traditional rice-planting month in the Isumi area of Chiba Prefecture and for the past three years, the local fifth-graders have tried their hands at planting rice ...