Miyazaki Toy Hospital Resumes Operations

Miyazaki Toy Hospital Resumes Operations

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 9th Aug 2020

After nearly four months of being closed due to Covid-19, Miyazaki Toy Hospital has resumed its operations. The Toy Hospital operates every Saturday and Sunday, with a staff of 42 volunteer "t … read more
Welcoming Spring's Arrival in Our Office

Welcoming Spring's Arrival in Our Office

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 20th Feb 2020

In our office, we have a corner we call "small world" for displaying traditional Japanese seasonal themes. And one of the surest signs of coming of spring in Japan is Hina-Matsuri, the Festival … read more
Keeping Warm in Winter the Japanese Way

Keeping Warm in Winter the Japanese Way

Posted by Yukiko Kisaki on 3rd Dec 2019

I live in a traditional Japanese wooden house in Miyazaki with modest insulation. It doesn’t snow much here, though winters are relatively cold and nighttime temperatures can dip below freezing.& … read more
Aya, Sustainable Community in South Kyushu

Aya, Sustainable Community in South Kyushu

Posted by Taro Kobayashi on 7th Jun 2019

Aya (綾) is a picturesque sustainable organic farming community of 7,053 inhabitants (2019) located about 20 kilometers from our hometown of Miyazaki in south Kyushu island. It is nestled betwe … read more
Making Tea with Children Helps Teach Values

Making Tea with Children Helps Teach Values

Posted by Yoshi Kai on 14th May 2019

In Japan, the tea ceremony is more than an artistic pastime for preparation and presentation of matcha. The ideals which it represents serve as tools for teaching children personal and social values … read more