Today marks the 70th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb dropped on a civilian target. August 9th will mark the 70th anniversary of the second. Three summers ago I had the privilege of spending five weeks studying in Hiroshima. What a wonderful place! Some of my family members were concerned about radiation, but I reassured […]
From the deserts of Arizona, I live in the mountains of Yamanashi. I’m writing the English website for Kosuge Village.
Entries by James Hanlon
“I used to say to my friends, ‘If you are thinking of psychoanalysis, save the money and go to Japan. It clears away an awful lot of rubbish.’” – Joseph Campbell Sake & Satori is Joseph Campbell’s posthumously published journal of his 5-month stay in Japan during 1955. It’s actually the second volume of journals […]
Howdy folks, I’m a recent graduate from Arizona State University with degrees in Philosophy and Film & Media Studies. In less than two weeks, I’ll be moving to Japan as an ALT on the JET Program. I studied abroad in Hiroshima back in the summer of 2012. This time I’m going to the village of […]
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