Review: Above the East China Sea

When I was looking online for a picture of┬áTakako and the Great Typhoon the other month, I stumbled across an ad for another book relating to Okinawa - Above the East China Sea by Sarah Bird. As there really aren't many mainstream works of fiction that focus on the Ryukyu Islands, I immediately jumped at... Continue Reading →

Experience: Listening to a Hibakusha

The Hiroshima Peace Museum is a worthwhile visit in its own right but for me, the most moving moment of my visit there a few years ago was the chance to listen to a hibakusha tell his story. Hibakusha is the Japanese word for those who survived the atomic bombing of either Hiroshima or Nagasaki... Continue Reading →

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