Managing Waste in My Town

Managing Waste in My Town

Posted by Yuri Nonaka on 6th Dec 2012

Here in Miyazaki, there is a city-wide effort to reduce waste under a program called 5-R. Refuse: Avoid accepting items that will become unnecessary trash. Reduce: Generate less trash. Reuse: Get … read more
A Bundle of Joy  in an Unlikely Place

A Bundle of Joy in an Unlikely Place

Posted by Taro Kobayashi on 12th Jul 2012

One of our staff members, Ms. Yuri, lives by the Komatsu creek near the center of Miyazaki. A few nights ago, during a summer rainstorm, she could hear the constant cries of a kitten coming from outsi … read more
Tokyo Story: A Deeply Personal Movie

Tokyo Story: A Deeply Personal Movie

Posted by Momoko Kagamizu on 4th Jun 2011

Toky Story ( tokyo monogatari) is an unpretentious, profoundly personal and visually stunning movie directed in 1953 by the celebrated Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu. Tokyo Story is a tale of cont … read more
Kimiko, Lady of Enchanting Smiles

Kimiko, Lady of Enchanting Smiles

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 17th Jan 2011

Kimiko-san is my 84-year-old aunt. She was born in 1927 in Hinokage, the first child of a hard-working couple who ran a pharmacy on the main street. If you meet Kimiko-san, the first thing you will … read more
Japanese Kyudo: Zen in the Art of Archery

Japanese Kyudo: Zen in the Art of Archery

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 20th Dec 2010

Kyudo is the art of archery, practiced in Japan virtually unchanged since the 12th century. It is a solitary practice and the only Japanese martial art in which there is no opponents. I started pra … read more