Arts, Culture & Fashion

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Japansplaining: Sharing Your Experiences Without Losing Your Mind

This article originally featured in the January 2020 issue of Connect. Assistant Head Editor: Hannah Lukow (Gunma) In just a few weeks from the time I’m writing this, my family will leave their home in upstate ...
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Two Winter Festivals and a Recipe

This article originally featured in the January 2020 issue of Connect. Entertainment Editor: Rachel Fagundes (Okayama) While my main goals this winter break are to relax, plan for the future, and use the school ovens to ...
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September - Visiting Itoshima

A Year in Haiku

This article originally featured in the January 2020 issue of Connect. Art Editor: Valerie Osborne (Fukuoka) Since coming to Japan, I’ve often found it hard to find inspiration for my writing. I used to write poetry ...
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Saving for the Season

This article originally featured in the January 2020 issue of Connect. Learning to Slow Down and Embrace a Frugal Holiday Culture Editor: Tayler Skultety (Nara) Traveling used to be the most important thing to me during ...
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TRANS – Art Project in Kobe

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of Connect. This autumn a new kind of art project took place in Kobe. Lasting from September 14th to November 10th, the TRANS— project set out ...
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Aichi Triennale: A Censorship Crisis

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of Connect. Paige Adrian (Gunma) The Aichi Triennale, one of the largest art festivals in Japan with an average attendance of around 600,000 people, completed a ...
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At Home in the World

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of Connect. Reflections on the Kansai Rainbow Festa Connor Mcleod (Mie) Kansai Rainbow Festa was my first pride festival in Japan. I went with my boyfriend ...
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Lions, Tigers, and Bears – Yokai

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of Connect. Kyoto’s Yokai Parade Chelanna White (Kyoto) Kyoto is an excellent place to experience the ancient traditions of Japan in their modern contexts. Temples lie ...
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Setouchi Triennal 2019

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of Connect. Hidden Communities of the Seto Inland Sea Ari Gorney (Kochi) The Setouchi Triennale is a contemporary art festival held every three years on several ...
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Sewing Off!

This article originally featured in the December 2019 issue of Connect. An interview with Daisy Braid on her unique creations and being a DIYer in Tokyo. Daisy Braid (Tokyo) Interviewed by Devoni Guise (Saitama) Daisy ...
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