The State of Things
11:39 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Economic Downturn Creates Lonely Lives In Japan

Credit Duke University Press


When the economic bubble burst in Japan in 1991, many of its citizens lost faith in their nation.

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Arts & Culture
10:36 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Artist Visualizes Hiroshima 68 Years Later

The Combusted Bottle. The blast forced the liquid contents out the side of this blast bottle.
Elin O'Hara Slavick

In a little less than a month, Hiroshima, Japan will reach a sad milestone. On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped one of only two atomic bombs ever used in an act of aggression. It leveled the city, killing an estimated 80,000 people outright.

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State of Things
10:34 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Sayonara to Hello


In 2011, magician Steve Marshall was living in Japan. That year, a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck and Marshall found it hard to get work in the aftermath of those disasters. He decided to take a magic tour across the United States to raise some cash.

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