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Snow Country and the Wildness of Words

// By Jessie Fast // Yasunari Kawabata won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1968, mostly as a result of his novel, Snow Country. Called Yukiguni in Japanese, it is the subtly portrayed account of a businessman who visits a hot spring town in winter and his relationships with a popular geisha there and a … Continue reading

Real Japan: Cat Guides and Kamakura Spirits

// by Laura Bast (guest author) // My first day in Japan was spent in Yokote city, Akita. My ALT, she who was to be my guide for the rest of the trip, had gone to work for the day. A cat appeared in her stead. This came as no surprise to me, as I … Continue reading

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

// by Jessie Fast // Title: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa. Plot: Haruhi seems like a typical high school student: angsty, occasionally popular, and sensitive about her hair. That is, until she decides to start a club at school called “Save the World by Overloading it with Fun Haruhi Suzumiya (SOS) Brigade”. … Continue reading