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Naginata: Balance Through Movement

//By Brianna Hom// At the risk of sounding hipster and condescending, there’s a good chance you probably haven’t heard of naginata. Even among the Japanese, people may have heard of the martial art but only vaguely know what it is. The naginata, whose closest Western equivalent is the glaive, is a tall pole weapon topped … Continue reading

Prose Poetry: Langoliers・ラングリアーズ

//By Alexander Rhoades// You can’t see it yet, but you can feel it. That little pearl of fear in the pit of your stomach which tells you that you are, without a doubt, beginning to fall. Your breath is still haggard from the last time. Your lungs still sucking air through the narrow scream that … Continue reading

Aizuchi Trouble

//By Marika Jackson// For more, visit http://marikascomics.blogspot.com/ and http://mikeandowly.com/

Corporate Kendo Competition: In Photos

//By Jessie Fast//

Not Wholly Whole: Hafu Film Review

//By Keith Ikoma// On May 31st, I attended a showing of the film Hafu in Akita City. Some background about me: I am half-Japanese, and Hafu is about half-Japanese people and their experience in Japan. However, I am from Vancouver, one of the most multicultural cities in the world. There is a significant Asian influence … Continue reading

Rice Cooker Recipes

//By Jessie Fast// Most of us here in Akita find our culinary skills strangled by our tiny kitchens. Without real ovens, without more than one stovetop burner, without freezers big enough for a bag of edamame and a beer, it can be difficult to find interesting meals to cook and interesting ways to cook them. … Continue reading

The Top Ten Things the Internet Does Wrong: Part Five

This is the fourth part of a five-part series. The first part can be found here, the second here, the third here, and the fourth here. //By Andrew Lewis// Top Ten Lists This got rather serious rather quickly.  But what good is a top ten list if it doesn’t escalate? Nice segue, right? Yeah, top ten lists seem like … Continue reading

“Necessary” Errors Which Prove Otherwise

//By Jessie Fast// A few of my neighbors and I have been keeping a book club since last summer. We choose which book to read on rotation, determined by a sophisticated game of junken (Japan’s rock-paper-scissors). When it recently became my turn again and my rock beat everyone else’s paper, I remembered a book I … Continue reading

The Top Ten Things the Internet Does Wrong: Part Four

This is the fourth part of a five-part series. The first part can be found here, the second here, and the third here. //By Andrew Lewis// 4. Interface Changes Every few months, some massively used website changes its look, and everybody and their dog starts complaining about it. We’ve all seen it—your Facebook feed full of … Continue reading

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