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Requiem for Battleship Yamato

Yamato sank and her giant body lies shattered 200 miles northwest of Tokunoshima. 430 meters down. Three thousand corpses, still entombed today. What were their thoughts as they died? In April 1945, Yoshida Mitsuru was a junior officer stationed on … Continue reading

20. February 2010 by ロバート
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Japanese Blog in German

I got a nice email from the author of futurefire, a blog about Japanese study written in German, so I went to check out her site. I can’t read German but I’m sure it would be useful if you can. … Continue reading

28. January 2010 by ロバート
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Hiroshima Day

Yesterday I had my closest encounter with the bombing of Hiroshima. Closer than having been in Hiroshima and seen the remains and memorials. Closer than seeing documentaries, and reading contemporary accounts. Closer than touching a stunted tree that survived the … Continue reading

06. August 2009 by ロバート
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Photographs of Old Japan

For several months I’ve been following Okinawa Soba’s fascinating photostream at Flickr. He has an enormous collection of Meiji period photographs mainly by a photographer called T. Enami which he is generously sharing via his flickr account. His comments make … Continue reading

17. March 2009 by ロバート
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Japanese Gaffer Tape Signage

This illustrates why I like Japan. And also features kanji and gaffertape. If you’ve ever been to Japan you will have seen guards with illuminated batons who direct people away from construction sites. On one hand it looks an even … Continue reading

26. January 2009 by ロバート
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Falling Blossom

Falling Blossom– A British officer’s enduring love for a Japanese woman. by Peter Pagnamenta & Momoko Williams published by Century I found a very interesting book in a second hand bookshop at the weekend. (I buy almost any book about … Continue reading

19. April 2008 by ロバート
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