Where Ainu food, culture, and community meet —Interview of Harukor owner Teruyo Usa Teruryo Usa interviewed by Jennifer Teeter and Takayuki Okazaki, Long interview (extended version from KJ 83) o matter which day of the week, Harukor, Tokyo’s sole Ainu restaurant, overflows with the laughter and chatter of its patrons. Tucked away in Shin-Okubo, one…Read More
Christmas in Tohoku with OGA for AID A long haul to recovery BY JASON BARTASHIUS with research contributed by JAKE NORTHEY What one child called a “dark wall” rising from the sea crashed down on Minami-Sanriku, destroying the city hall, and washing away everyone and everything in its path. People’s lives were turned upside down.…Read More
BY JEN TEETER
Over the past ten years, HOPE International Development Agency Japan has been working to provide clean and sanitary water, the most basic ingredient for survival, to poverty-stricken families and communities around the world.