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February 05, 2015

The World’s Southernmost “Koisuru Fortune Cookie Project”

Japanese language is the third most popular foreign language in New Zealand, after French and Spanish. According to the Japan ...

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April 03, 2014

Growing the Japan-Europe Partnership

Only a few decades ago, Japan and Europe were embroiled in a highly contentious “trade war.” In the years since ...

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August 27, 2013

Citizen Diplomacy in the Age of Globalization
Japan-US-Europe Symposium on Kyoto’s Heritage in a Globalizing World

A Japan-US-Europe symposium on citizen diplomacy, co-hosted by the Tokyo Foundation and Doshisha University, was held on June 10, 2013, ...

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December 11, 2012

A Real Conversation through Music

Virtually all of the students had lost a family member during the catastrophe. I was very surprised and honored ...

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November 28, 2012

Music as an Essential Part of People’s Lives

In times of financial crises, statements like “music is not a luxury, it is a need” are thrown around as ...

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November 13, 2012

Suntory Hall Concert Video (with English subtitles) Uploaded!

A 13-minute video of the August 17, 2012, Suntory Hall concert, including comments by Sylff and student musicians and other ...

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November 09, 2012

A “Re-oxygenating” Experience

"This week constituted a profoundly human experience, bringing together as it did musicians of different nationalities in a very particular ...

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November 12, 2008

[Eyes of Wise] The Soseki Connection: Edwin McClellan, Friedrich Hayek, and Jun Eto

Renowned Japanese novelist Soseki Natsume, who witnessed Japan's rapid modernization starting in the late nineteenth century, depicted the lives of ...

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June 17, 2008

Globalization Strategies at Universities in Scandinavia

Akiko Matsunobu takes the opportunity of a recent trip to the University of Oslo and Uppsala University to discuss developments ...

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