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JST Reading - autumn Books
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JST Reading * Autumn books

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Autumn is a great time to dive into reading: the weather is cooler, the days shorter and the food is delicious (this always helps!). I am usually very messy in my reading, beginning several books all together, but here we go with a small selection of my favourite

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My must-see places in Tokyo
Culture tips, Field Journal

My must-see places in Tokyo

Reading Time: 3 minutes

I have to admit it, I love Tokyo. A piece of my heart is still there and I can’t wait to be back. A lot of people tend to picture Tokyo as a modern monster, a jumble of skyscrapers, giant screens and strange people walking around. It has giant skyscrapers, billboards and strange people, of course; but there is so much more to it, and such a variety of landscapes that it is hard (and extremely wrong) to shrink it to one common stereotype.

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Meeting Itako Nakamura
Documentary, Field 2012, Field Journal

Meeting an Itako: Nakamura-san

Reading Time: 5 minutes

The arrival in Mutsu after a week in Tokyo can only be described as a shock. Visual, first of all. The trip entails three train changes, that give the feeling of slowly leaving modernity behind; once you get of the shinkansen in Hachinohe (roughly three hours from Tokyo), you get on a local train, romantically smaller and older, until finally get on the last, tiny two-coaches train that will finally lead you to Mutsu.

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