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お客様を喜ばせる仕事

BY YUICHIRO SHIMIZU
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Yuichiro Shimizu shares his work in producing cans and containers for cookies and other sweets, and also introduces a community-based project.

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Virtual Words for Language Learners

BY MIKE MCKAY
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Mike McKay shares some insider tips on the why and how of seting up and conducting online language lessons in Second Life. He uses virtual worlds to encourage his students to practice speaking English.

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I Won't Stop Dancing

BY HIRO NAKANISHI
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Hiro Nakanishi shares his globe-trotting experiences and introduces two pet projects of his: one networking coffee shops around the world; and the other getting more people up and dancing!

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The Power of Language

BY IRINA HOLCA
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Irina Holca, an english teacher, shares her love for languages and introduces some of Japan's historical attempts at language acculturation in neighboring countries.

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Geneto Studio

BY SHIZUKA YOSHIMATSU
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Shizuka Yoshimatsu goes into depth on the creative work going on at her Tokyo and Kyoto-based architecture firm, Geneto Studios. She and her colleagues have found inventive solutions to issues concerning light, air flow, and neighborhood privacy. 

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Gender on the Brain

BY JARED ANGEL
IN NISHINOMIYA

Common stereotypes regarding gender and the brain are traced, evaluated and debunked. Jared explains ways in which gender boundaries are crossed in his fictional writing.

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Toilets of the Future, Now

BY MATTHEW ROOKS
@ VOL 17 ON JUL 20, 2013

Kobe University professor Matthew Rooks goes into detail on one of Japan's greatest technical advancements: the washlet toilet. Matthew surveys the history of the toilet in Japan, and discusses the process of its development.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 15, 2013.

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Old Into New

BY DAVEJ FRIESEN
@ VOL 17 ON JUL 20, 2013

Dave Friesen wants to create "future antiques." He takes us on a step-by-step journey on how he breathes new life into discarded materials by creating new and useful works of art. He lets us deeper into his creative process by showing us before and after images of his work.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 23, 2013.

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Betraying the God of Light

BY JARED ANGEL
@ VOL 10 ON OCT 23, 2011

Author Jared Angel introduces his ebook, Betraying the God of Light, and explains his views on archetypal conflicts, and how he attempted to create a fantasy novel with a more complicated moral compass than simply good versus evil. He uses real world examples and popular fantasy stories to illustrate the problems with such a black and white worldview, and the lack of diversity that often accompanies it.

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