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Summer Koshien: From the inside

Baseball | In Pictures Aug 19, 2018

Summer Koshien: From the inside

While living in Japan, I spent languid summers watching Koshien on television. I'd rise before the first game and pour cold mugicha (barley tea) as cicadas hummed outside my open windows. It's the sounds I remember most. The chatter of the announcers punctuated by aluminum bat ...

Iriomote: Remote island is home to a unique state of mind

Travel Sep 1, 2017

Iriomote: Remote island is home to a unique state of mind

Approaching the house of 80-year-old Akiko Ishigaki, a three-legged dog rises to signal our arrival. From inside the house, Ishigaki gently scolds the dog, emerges from the doorway and invites us in. She's dressed in layers of woven purple cloth and her face maintains the ...