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Do You Know Noh?

This article originally featured in the November 2021 issue of Connect.   The story behind this unique form of theater and how a tiny island far from Tokyo became Japan’s preeminent center for Noh. Kimberly Fitzgerald (Niigata)   “I think my nose is too big,”

November Releases

This article originally featured in the November 2021 issue of Connect. Fergus Gregg (Kobe) Movies November 3 What Did You Eat Yesterday? (2021) Riverside Mukkolita (2021) November 5 Eternals (2021) Respect (2021) Antebellum (2020) Pinocchio (2019) November 12 Malignant (2021) Chaos Walking (2021) The Ice Road

November Monthly Language Corner

This article originally featured in the November 2021 issue of Connect. イクラはいくら?How much is salmon roe? Puns in Japanese are usually pretty simple and based on the humor of words with the same sounds and spelling. Learning a few puns (or ダジャレ (dajare)) in Japanese is

Documenting the Essential Workers of COVID-Era Japan

This article originally featured in the October 2021 issue of Connect.   Cameron Peagler (Yamaguchi) interviewed by Jessica Craven (Saitama)   The working class has been a subject of portrait and street photographers since the first camera was invented. In the U.S., Lewis Hine captured the heart of the

CONNECT Magazine Japan #107 October 2021

Salutations all! Our first issue for the year 2021-22 is finally live. First and foremost, a big thank you to everyone who contributed to the issue. We took some time getting the new team situated. This month you can read up on what to expect

C – The Art Issue #105

  The Art Issue is finally live! First and foremost, a big thank you to everyone who submitted to the issue. We had our work cut out for us. Everyone is so talented and it made choosing our final submissions a challenge. So much so

The Life of an Olympic Ambassador

This article originally featured in the May 2021 issue of Connect. DeeDee Trotter interviewed by Rashaad Jorden (Yamagata 2008-2010, Kochi 2018-2020) DeeDee Trotter represented the United States at three Olympics (2004, 2008 and 2012) in track and field, earning three medals (gold in the 4×400-meter relay in 2004

Cosplay During COVID

THE CHALLENGES OF COSPLAYING DURING THE PANDEMIC This article originally featured on page 52 in the May 2021 issue of Connect. Amadara Oguara interviewed by Rhema Baquero (Kobe) Though cosplay, or character play, originated in America, many cosplayers worldwide look to Japan for inspiration when it comes to anime characters. Cosplay