Category Archives: Japanese life

Interview, Burning Man ambassador Bear Kittay, part 1

In 1986, a California man named Larry Harvey gathered a handful of friends on a beach northwest of San Francisco and burned a larger-than-life wooden man and a less-large wooden dog. Harvey called the act “radical self-expression”, and held the event again … Continue reading

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Burning Man global ambassador Bear Kittay

In 1986, a California man named Larry Harvey gathered a handful of friends on a beach northwest of San Francisco and burned a larger-than-life wooden man and a less-large wooden dog. Harvey called the act “radical self-expression”, and held the … Continue reading

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Interview: Fumihiko Maki, part 1

  Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki was born in 1928 in Tokyo, and educated at University of Tokyo, Cranbrook Academy of Art and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. After graduating from Harvard, Maki worked in the offices of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill … Continue reading

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Architect Fumihiko Maki

  Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki was born in 1928 in Tokyo, and educated at University of Tokyo, Cranbrook Academy of Art and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. After graduating from Harvard, Maki worked in the offices of Skidmore, Owings … Continue reading

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Interview: Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, Part 2

Here’s the second part of my interview with Naoko Yamazaki (sharing a laugh with me at the photographic skills of my friend Gary, who very kindly offered the use of his office for the interview). In addition to the options … Continue reading

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Interview: Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, Part 1

Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki retired from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in August 2011, having served as a mission specialist on NASA space shuttle flight STS-131, which resupplied the International Space Station in April 2010. Yamazaki, who was the second Japanese … Continue reading

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Interview: U.S. Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos

On August 6, 2009 President Barack Obama nominated John V. Roos to be Ambassador of the United States to Japan. The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment on August 7 and Roos presented his credentials to Emperor Akihito in Tokyo on … Continue reading

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Interview: Dr. Linda Semlitz, Clinical Director, TELL Counseling, Part 2

Here’s the second part of our interview with TELL Executive Director Dr. Linda Semlitz. In addition to the options below, you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes (the link is here).

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