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TELLING LIVES

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Mar 12, 2020
A singular moment in a teahouse full of tales
Key to understanding the idea of the 'storytelling teahouse' is the Japanese concept of 'ichi-go, ichi-e' ('one time, one meeting').
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Mar 12, 2020
A story of family told across multiple continents
Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu has two families: one hailing from Ireland and the other from Japan. His paternal ancestors emigrated from southwestern Ireland to the northeastern United States near the end of the 19th century. His grandmother died when his father was still a child, leaving her eldest daughter to raise the kids.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Mar 12, 2020
Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu draws on his own past of otherness to foster inclusion today
A professor and counselor, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu believes that telling your own story under the right circumstances can be part of a healing process.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Feb 20, 2020
'Kurly in Kansai' host Ayana Wyse: 'I'm involved in the community, not the society'
As one half of the duo hosting the podcast 'Kurly in Kansai,' Ayana Wyse is doing her part in building a community for the international community in Japan.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Feb 6, 2020
Yogendra 'Yogi' Puranik: The first Indian voice in Tokyo politics
After seeing miscommunication and bullying firsthand, Yogendra 'Yogi' Puranik decided to stand up and do something about it. Now, as a politician, he hopes to be a bridge between two communities.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Dec 2, 2019
With great knowledge comes a great chilled beer
Sultan 'Sam' Vidhani operates Sam's Bar TalkEigo, a place in Fukuoka where you can participate in some language exchange with a cheeky drink.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Nov 20, 2019
Building a home in Fukuoka one salsa step at a time
Latin Bar Salsa offers Fukuoka's international community a place to enjoy music and food, and proprietors Natsumi Vanessa Hernandez and Yusei Maeda are planning a new project for December.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Oct 27, 2019
Former All Black Luke McAlister gives Japanese rugby a try
Now decked out in all blue, New Zealand-born rugby player Luke McAlister is giving the Shimizu Blue Sharks a taste of Kiwi sportsmanship — which includes post-game drinks.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Oct 23, 2019
Pursuing artistic passions at Tokyo LoveHotels
Kalin Lawrence needed an affordable place to showcase her creative output. When she couldn't find one that suited the needs of a young artist, she created it herself.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Oct 13, 2019
'There are no downsides to training in a different country'
The family that boxes together, travels together. The Llamidos are in Japan to help train 'The Monster.'
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Sep 22, 2019
'I stuck out more in Japan than in America'
Illustrator Christine Mari Inzer used her talent for drawing as a way to process identity in her homeland.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Aug 28, 2019
It takes a village to raise an Olympic hopeful
Deborah Grow reflects on her journey as a 'judo mom' and her son Sanshiro's dream to become an Olympian.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jul 14, 2019
An American ninja in Nagoya
A gig as a ninja isn't what most dancers have in mind when they go out for an audition, but John Patrick Jandernoa is finding a perfect fit for his particular skill set.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jul 10, 2019
The man behind some of Japan's most stylish denim has one main rule: fabric first
Mehervan Sethi began promoting Japanese denim as a way to give back to the country that has 'done so much for me and my family.'
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jun 16, 2019
'You're empathetic, but there's that distance': A German undertaker in Japan
As Japanese mourners file into the funeral parlor, shrouded in silence and laden with flowers, Felix Steinkemper, dressed in a dark suit, stands ready to assist.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
May 8, 2019
Photographing Tokyo's human side: Isaac Aquino finds an 'interloper' in us all
Isaac Aquino has just quit his job as a reporter, and he seems quite pleased with himself. The soft-spoken Filipino recently decided to go all in on Tokyo Interlopers, an Instagram account he launched three years ago, by focusing on a business MBA.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Apr 17, 2019
Amil Khanzada brings meditation and tech together at one of Japan's Zen landmarks
Japan's rural towns have mainly been facing the same big challenge for the past decade: A migration to urban centers for work has left them with declining populations, which leads to a further decrease in job opportunities that makes them less attractive places to live if you're young and starting a family.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Apr 3, 2019
Joy Waller's 'Pause :: Heartbeat' tackles intimacy and solitude in Tokyo
The solitude of losing yourself in techno, pink-tiled facades and rooftops as far as the eye can see, nocturnal intimacy and secret pockets of drug use — this is the lonely underbelly of Tokyo that Joy Waller puts into words in "Pause :: Hearbeat."
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Mar 24, 2019
Robert Ryker carved a niche for Tokyo Sinfonia by rescoring more than 500 classics
Conductor Zubin Mehta once told Robert Ryker that Mehta's two orchestras, the Montreal Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, had the world's two finest tuba players. Ryker, then 22 years old, was one of them. It was a rare compliment for any musician, most of whom never gain professional recognition.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Feb 27, 2019
Dogen: Humor that's not lost in translation
Living in Japan can, from time to time, present a fair amount of frustration for non-Japanese, especially if they can't speak the language well. Long-term resident Kevin O'Donnell, who creates YouTube videos about Japan under the name "Dogen," isn't afraid to vent but avoids any vitriol.

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