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Game Review: Elden Ring

This article originally featured in the May 2022 issue of Connect. PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, XBox One, XBox Series X & S Fergus Gregg (Kobe) No mana left, out of all potions, on half health ...
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Recommended Anime: Ousama Ranking

This article originally featured in the May 2022 issue of Connect. Marco Oliveros (Tokushima) King Bosse is dead. Long live King Bojji! . . . or so he believes, but everyone else thinks otherwise, and ...
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Cha-no-Yu and Mornings with My Dad

This article originally featured in the March 2022 issue of Connect. Evelyn Yun (Tokushima) In the words of Rikyu, the founder of cha-no-yu, the Japanese Way of Tea: "With respect to cha-no-yu, just make the ...
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Reflections from the Golden Pavilion

This article originally featured in the March 2022 issue of Connect. Marco Cian (Hyogo) “So are you going to Kinkakuji?” asked every friend, every co-worker, every family member when I told them that I intended ...
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How Korea is Resurrecting the Zombie Genre 

This article originally featured in the March 2022 issue of Connect. Fergus Gregg (Kobe) The Zombie Genre. An unapologetically bloated franchise that, much like its namesake, refuses to die. While in recent years public reception ...
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Ode to Joy

This article originally featured in the February 2022 issue of Connect. A Popular Traditional German Song in Japan Marco Oliveros (Tokushima) Hands tucked in warm coat pockets, scarf wrapped around my neck, I climb down the mountainside ...
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Find Your Zen in Fukui

This article originally featured in the February 2022 issue of Connect. Pierre-Hubert Leroux (Fukui) As mindfulness and minimalism have become trendy, Zen has grown exponentially popular in the West. Many associate it with Japan and the beautiful ...
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February Film Review: Drive My Car

This article originally featured in the February 2022 issue of Connect. Valerie Osborne (Fukuoka) Winner of Best Picture from the National Society of Film Critics and the Golden Globe for Best Non-English Film, Japan’s 2022 ...
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February Album Review – Nui (ニュイ)

This article originally featured in the February 2022 issue of Connect Album: Nui (ニュイ)  Artist: PASSEPIED (パスピエ) Release date: December 8, 2021  Ryon Morrin (Hokkaido) On their latest full-length album, Tokyo pop-rock 5 piece PASSPIED bring together generous ...
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February Game Review – Skul: The Hero Slayer

This article originally featured in the February 2022 issue of Connect. Nintendo Switch, Steam (Atul Vidhata, Hyogo) With the Demon King in chains, the First Hero arrives victoriously to the kingdom, unaware that a tiny, ...
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