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Book Review: If Cats Disappeared from the World by Genki Kawamura

This article originally featured in the December 2021 issue of Connect. Dianne Yett (Gunma)   If you knew that your life was going to end any day now, and you were presented with the opportunity ...
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K-Drama Recommendation: Extra-Ordinary You

This article originally featured in the December 2021 issue of Connect. Caroline Lefebvre (Saitama) A Korean drama with a unique plot, directing skills, and interesting scene changes, Extra-ordinary You is a must-watch drama, with its ...
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Film Review – Dune: Part One

This article originally featured in the December 2021 issue of Connect. Rachel Fagundes (Okayama) Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel Dune has been described as “unfilmable,” due to its dense plotting, bizarre imagery, and weird, ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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A Foreigner Performing Yokozen Kabuki: Getting involved in the community

This article originally featured in the October 2021 issue of Connect. Jake Davis (Okayama) Before coming to my current town of Nagi, I hadn’t the faintest idea of kabuki, let alone its history or appeal. I’d imagine ...
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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 ...
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Kabazaiku

This article originally featured in the May 2021 issue of Connect. The Traditional Sakura Woodworks of a Samurai Village Jessica Craven (Saitama) For all except perhaps those in the very northernmost part of Japan, the sakura have already ...
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May Releases

This article originally featured in the May 2021 issue of Connect. Rachel Fagundes (Okayama) MOVIES May 7 - The Gentlemen (2019) - Rogue (2020) - Vanguard (2020) - Mirai e no katachi (2021) May 8 - Akaneiro ni ...
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May Reviews & Recommendations

This article originally featured in the May 2021 issue of Connect. Recommended Video Game: Spider-Man: Miles Morales Nathan Post (Saitama) It’s been almost half a year now since the PS5 launched, but there are still relatively few flagship ...
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