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Veni, Vidi, Vlog!

This article originally appeared in the November 2022 issue of CONNECT. I came, I saw, and I vlogged!  Part of an ongoing vlogger interview series. By Ian Layugan (Gunma) Interviewees Donalyn Paulo Espe (Fukushima) and ...
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What’s in a Phrase?

This article originally appeared in the November 2022 issue of CONNECT. Unpacking common English expressions Pitta-Gay Powell (Ehime) Shakespeare, in Romeo and Juliet, once asked, “What’s in a name. . .”. Here, I want to ...
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Under the Atomic Shadow

Reflections on Hiroshima and Nagasaki This article originally appeared in the November 2022 issue of CONNECT. Marco Oliveros (Tokushima), Monica Hand (Ehime), Marco Cian (Hyogo), Dianne Yett (Gunma), and Chloe Holm (Ehime) Many things might ...
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Discovering Abandoned Japan

This article originally appeared in the November 2022 issue of CONNECT. Michael Gardiner (Tokushima) “Urbex” is short for urban exploration, the hobby of exploring derelict and abandoned locations which can be either urban or rural ...
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The Tokyo Game Show is Back in 2022!

This article originally appeared in the November 2022 issue of CONNECT. Nathan Post (Saitama) TGS 2022 It’s been some time since the last full-fledged Tokyo Game Show, but after years of canceled, digital, and hybrid ...
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Natural or Supernatural?

This article was originally featured in the October 2022 issue of CONNECT. The Mysterious World of Japanese Yokai  Amber Bunnell (Tokushima) I’m hiking a trail in the Shikoku Karst, the highest point on the island, ...
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October 2022 Reviews and Recommendations

Album: Heavy Rocks Artist: Boris Release Date: Aug. 12, 2022 This article originally appeared in the October 2022 issue of CONNECT. Ryon Morrin (Hokkaido) For over three decades, Tokyo legend Boris has been churning out ...
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Welcome to Resident Evil

Your guide to getting started on gaming’s most iconic horror franchise This article originally appeared in the October 2022 issue of CONNECT. Knox Yoder (Saga) No matter where you are in the world, there’s nothing ...
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Ring Shopping

Where to start your journey into Japan’s iconic horror franchise This article originally appeared in the October 2022 issue of CONNECT. Marco Cian (Hyogo) Ring is an iconic work of horror, kicking off the J-Horror boom ...
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My Best Summer Memory is in Upopoy

An Ainu History Account from a Museum in Hokkaido This article originally appeared in the October 2022 issue of CONNECT. Marco Oliveros (Tokushima) With the worst of COVID over, it’s becoming less faux pas for ...
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