Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Luminarie- Merry Christmas from Kobe Japan
"Luminarie" is Kobe's city- wide Light Sculpture- a
requiem for the victims of the Great Earthquake striking Kobe and Osaka on January 17, 1995.
Luminarie was presented in December, the same year as the earthquake.
The festival represents the revival of the city, dreams and hopes. I too find this year's end especially important as a time for reflection. I hope everyone finds peace this Christmas.- with love from Japan- olga regina
Friday, December 22, 2006
a good link resource with online dictionary, news, culture exchanges and more
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
The Australian: Neo-geriatrics hold Japan in grip of silver crime wave [February 01, 2006]: "Takeshi Kitashiba recently christened 2006 the Year of the Neo-Geriatric in a Japanese magazine. 'Neo-geriatrics are those over 65 who are still fit, healthy and want to get more out of their lives,' he said. 'Without work, they'll be filled with anxiety and there's a likelihood they may turn to crime.'"
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Hapa, Amerasian, Euro-Asian, or ‘Other’- the tricultural life I lead