There are currently around 40,000 Indians living in Japan and their stories, similar to minority groups in other countries, are often ignored or pushed aside. This lack of public awareness and representation can lead to cultural misunderstanding, or worse, discrimination. Indian Migrants in Tokyo: A ...
Patrick Parr is the author of "The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age."
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For author and educator Bradford Smith, years in Japan inspired a lifelong fascination with the country that influenced his writing career.
For the past 20 years, Japanese-American author Kazu Haga has taught the philosophy of nonviolence in schools, nonprofit organizations and prisons.
Anna Sherman's book, "The Bells of Old Tokyo," unveils a new way to look at Japan's capital: A people-centric examination of its lyrical, historical soundscape and the people that populate its many unique residential neighborhoods.
"Mr. Straight Arrow" is a refreshingly thoughtful biography about the reclusive journalist John Hersey, best-known for his novel "Hiroshima."
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which this year falls on Jan. 21, is a federal holiday that marks the birthday (Jan. 15, 1929) of one of the United States' most-revered civil rights leaders. After King was killed in 1968 while standing on the second-floor balcony ...
ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, has made significant progress in the last year, but according to core member Akira Kawasaki the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winning coalition is just getting started. ICAN, based in Geneva and launched in 2007, now has around ...
Could Dr. King's nonviolent methods work in Japan, a country with a completely different relationship between government and citizen than in America?
The election of President Donald Trump has changed the way many Japanese people who studied in the U.S. feel about their former host country.
What remains is that egregious, gaudy number: America's 7,000 nuclear weapons, a number that countries without nuclear arms see as a slap in the face.