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The Kadokawa Culture Museum: A Fusion of Words, Pictures, and Curiosities

This article originally featured in the February 2021 issue of Connect. Jessica Craven (Saitama) One of Japan’s largest publishing companies, Kadokawa Corporation, opened the Kadokawa Culture Museum in Tokorozawa, Saitama in August of last year. The word “museum” ...
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A Day of Chocolate: Valentine’s Traditions in Japan

This article originally featured in the February 2021 issue of Connect. Haruka Matsuzaki (Tokyo) Japan is a very unique country, and Valentine’s Day in Japan is no exception. In most Western countries, Valentine’s Day is a day when ...
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Creative Writing: Interview with Kahlan Dunn

This article originally featured in the February 2021 issue of Connect. Kahlan Dunn (Aomori) interviewed by Jessica Craven (Saitama) In my quest to interview various creatives across Japan, I stumbled across someone who practices an art form I ...
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PlayStation 5: This is My Stop!

This article originally featured in the February 2021 issue of Connect. The PlayStation 5 is out in the wild now, or at least it would be if there were enough units to go around. PS5s are sold out ...
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February Reviews & Recommendations

This article originally featured in the February 2021 issue of Connect. Recommended Album: Discovery by fox capture plan Ryon Morrin (Hokkaido) Released: November 4th, 2020 Jazz/Progressive Despite their continuous evolution, fox capture plan’s unique blend of jazz and ...
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Pretty Hurts: “Manly Men” are Not the Norm in Japan

This article originally featured in the February 2021 issue of Connect. Harry Styles exploded into the media once again after becoming the first man to ever appear solo on the cover of Vogue in November, and he did ...
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What’s That You Say? It’s Hatsumode

Three Experiences of "The First Shrine Visit" This article originally featured in the February 2021 issue of Connect. “New Year, New Book” Chelanna White (Kyōto) In my first year on JET, as the new year approached, I learned ...
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February Releases

This article originally featured in the February 2021 issue of Connect. Movies February 4 - Melancholy (2021) February 5 - Daniel Isn't Real (2019) - Diego Maradona (2019) - Illuminated (2019) - The Fable: Chapter Two (2021) February ...
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Taisō Zamurai: A Nice Flippin’ Change of Pace

This article originally featured in the January 2021 issue of Connect. Damien Levi (Tōkyō) How do you feel about an anime where the main character is a single father raising his adorable daughter? What if I added in ...
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A Cow’s Eye View

This article originally featured in the January 2021 issue of Connect. ‘Sacred Cesium Ground’ by Kimura Yusuke Alice French (Yamagata) Political protests come in many forms. Boycotts, sit-ins, marches, flashmobs, the list goes on. For Yoshizawa Masami, of ...
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