Arts & Culture

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Tokyo Passes Bill to Ban LGBT Discrimination

Tresha Barrett (Kyoto) This article originally featured in the November 2018 issue of Connect. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has passed a bill prohibiting discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people, as well as those ...
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Gender and Fashion: What We Learnt from Japan

Laura Pollacco (Kanagawa) This article originally featured in the November 2018 issue of Connect. Gender neutral fashion is one of the most talked about ongoing topics in the fashion industry currently. Many articles have covered ...
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CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #76 November 2018

Whether the impending chill is making you want to curl up at home with a book or video game, or whether it’s making you want to go out into nature and seize the day before ...
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Uchinaaguchi: Writing Songs in an Endangered Language

Trevor Slevin (Oita) Umi nu mii warain Nzoo yunugutu sun Kuri nnjun tuchi Chimu, ufuʻiichi This is a poem I wrote sometime during my second year at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, which I ...
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CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #75 October 2018

Fall has finally arrived in Japan, bringing with it a chill in the air as well as the October issue of Connect! Want to enjoy all the autumn cuisine without breaking the bank? We have ...
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Bending Not Breaking

Laura Pollacco (Kanagawa) This article originally featured in the September 2018 issue of Connect. Header photo by Anete Lūsiņa on Unsplash We are aware of how Japanese fashion is presented in Western countries. The street style of Tokyo ...
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CONNECT MAGAZINE Japan #74 September 2018

Are you a brand-new ALT looking for some advice for your time in Japan, or are you a seasoned JET veteran looking for something new to catch your eye? Whichever category you fall into, you ...
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Life as a Muslim in Japan

Aisha Bibi (Hiroshima) “Muslims are spied on in Japan”—this was the statement that I had read online when I searched about Muslims in Japan. I wasn’t sure if it was true or not but it ...
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Yeah But Have You Heard Of… Kendo?

Jack Richardson (Yamagata) OK, so you probably have heard of it. Or, at least, you've probably heard of it. Kendo is not renowned as the quietest or calmest of pursuits. But deep down below all that screaming ...
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Cool Japan Wonderland-What’s New at Universal Studios’ Cool Japan 2018 

Sabrina Zirakzadeh (Osaka) It’s that time of year again: the moment that puts the “Japan” in Universal Studios Japan. While USJ’s limited-time event attractions are well-known, in 2015 the theme park decided to launch an ...
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