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November 07, 2017

The Lost in Translation Problem
Intercultural Engagement and the Dangers of Othering

The depiction of Japan as an “othered” cultural object has a long and difficult history, and is an issue that ...

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June 14, 2012

Japan's Culture of Silence

Haiku poet Madoka Mayuzumi presented a lecture at the "Kokoro: The Heart of Japan" public symposium and choral concert, held ...

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April 23, 2012

Haiku and Noh: Journeys to the Spirit World

Haiku poet Madoka Mayuzumi spent a year in Paris from April 2010 to March 2011 as a cultural envoy under ...

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December 13, 2010

Haiku: The Heart of Japan in 17 Syllables

A haiku is the world’s shortest poem consisting of just 17 syllables. Despite its succinct form, it contains the essence ...

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November 15, 2010

The Tokyo Foundation Sponsored 15th Symposium on Japanese Language Education in Europe

The 15th Symposium on Japanese Language Education in Europe was held at the University of Bucharest, Romania, for three days ...

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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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