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Mar.07.2014
WBAI CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, IN A CONVERGENCE OF SONG, STRUGGLE AND SOLIDARITY TUNE IN THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 8TH FROM 3PM TO 10PM, AND JOIN US FOR A GATHERING OF WOMEN HOSTS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS, PERFORMERS, ARTISTS, POETS AND STORYTELLERS New York, NY – International Women's Day...
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Mar.07.2014
For International Women's Day celebration, I'll be reading some of my stories.Please tune in to WBAI-FM Online Radio! Date: Saturday, March 8thTime: 5:15 p.m. Pacific Time, 8:15 p.m. Eastern Time. http://www.wbai.org/playernew.html          
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Jan.02.2014
Happy New Year! http://meowaum.com/2457-let-me-sleep/ The first dream,  Am I a bird?  Or the bird, I? In Japan, Jan. 2nd is called the first dream of New Year.    
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Oct.10.2013
Contemporary Literary Horizon has confirmed me that my new short story will be published in either CLH 5/2013 Sept.-Oct. 2013 or in CLH 6 (38)/Nov.-Dec. 2013. The title is "Literacy and Race." I'm sure the story is nothing you would expect, so I won't give out the story here. But I bring it up...
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May.18.2013
“”Up to Sandakan” by Yamazaki Tomoko   I’ve just finished reading this book.  Yamazaki Tomoko is the author of “Sandakan Brothel No. 8” and “Up to Sandakan” is her memoir that came out in 2001.   The story grabbed my attention right from the beginning and kept going until the...
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Apr.22.2013
  Selected from the above paperback, I have translated a number of tanka and showed them on Facebook.  Lately, I've been neglecting my blog, so here I am.   Takuboku is one of Japan's major poets.  He lived in extreme poverty, so many of his poems are grim, but I think I've...
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Apr.06.2013
  rain stopped mountain winds howling Yamabuki 
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Apr.04.2013
  an old, surviving rose in my backyard   I didn’t know this old but still interesting copyright related issue: the melody of “Akatonbo (赤とんぼ A Red Dragonfly).” I listened to "Introduction and Allegro in D Minor," Opus 134" by Robert Schumann.  Wow, it isn’t similar.  It’s...
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Dec.16.2012
A small snowy white and a large blue heron on right.  This is at the Oooka River near Kamioooka. My short story "Estimates" has appeared on The Bicycle Review #19.   http://www.thebicyclereview.net/current-issue.html  
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Dec.05.2012
On page 106 of the previous book by Professor Ueki, I pointed out to him that "vara-dundubhi-svara (the most excellent drum owner)" reminded me of American rock.  I was thinking of the songs by Niel Sedaka or Paul Anka in 60s.  The backup singers’ chorus sounded like "dundubhi dowa dowa...
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Dec.05.2012
  On 法華経: Professor Ueki Masatoshi pointed out that Sad-dharma-pundarika sutra means "white-lotus-like-most-splendid-and-right-teaching 白蓮華のように最も素晴らしい正しい教え" and not "Right teaching white lotus 正しい教えの白蓮" that was translated by Tokyo University scholars and published by well-known Iwanami...
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Sep.27.2012
The Bicycle Review has published my story "Stuck" on August 15th. Here is the link.  http://www.thebicyclereview.net/current-issue.html It's on their 17th issue.    
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Sep.27.2012
The Bicycle Review has published my story "Stuck" on August 15th. Here is the link.  http://www.thebicyclereview.net/current-issue.html It's on their 17th issue.    
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Sep.04.2012
    Under a Driftwood Arch     The sound of ocean waves white plumes atop the bride’s hair they hold hands under a driftwood arch crowned with sunflowers abalone shells make a path log benches flanking each side one photographer zooms in another, a few feet behind red beard...
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Jul.30.2012
My story, "The Literacy of Japanese Women" has been published as below. I called it essay first, but it might turn out to be my second memoir. In the publication, it appeared under Critic.  It includes two new photos. http://contemporaryhorizon.blogspot.com/2012/07/chm-4-30july-august-2012....
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