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Astronomy Into the Past

Article by Joseph Barboriak, Writer June 8, 2022

Many of you may recognize this revolutionary image taken by the Hubble telescope in 1995. Titled the “Pillars of Creation,” it became Hubble’s most famous image and a testament to scientific advancement....

Assessing South Korea’s Declining Fertility Rate

Assessing South Korea’s Declining Fertility Rate

Article by Tei Kim, Section Editor May 23, 2022

Since the 1950s, the world has experienced a general downward trend in birth rate due to factors including declining child mortality, rising age of marriage, and more. This drop in birth rate is a severe...

Strangers, YouTube, and Winnie the Pooh

Strangers, YouTube, and Winnie the Pooh

Article by Momo Horii, Writer May 20, 2022

“You are braver than you believe, smarter than you seem, and stronger than you think.” Christopher Robin repeats this for Winnie-the-Pooh — but really for all children sitting at home — shortly...

Religion in Academia? A Profile of Professor Abdullah Antelpi

Religion in Academia? A Profile of Professor Abdullah Antelpi

Article by Nathan Michels, Writer May 9, 2022

This is part of a continuing series of interviews with academics from leading U.S universities.  Where does religion lie in contemporary academic and political discourse? How can we engage in productive...

Awakening Your Creativity

Awakening Your Creativity

Article by JonJon Wang, Section Editor May 9, 2022

If you’ve ever stayed awake past midnight, you’ll understand the exhaustion that comes with neglecting a reasonable bedtime. That lethargy dragging down your eyelids is the body’s circadian rhythm...

“In one moment, everything changed”: Women in the Ukrainian War and Their Stories of Survival

“In one moment, everything changed”: Women in the Ukrainian War and Their Stories of Survival

Article by Sena Chang, Writer April 25, 2022

  How will history remember the War in Ukraine? As Cold War tactics of isolationism and containment are employed by the West, the geopolitical conflicts that have characterized the ongoing...

Reflecting on Womens History Month with ASIJ Faculty

Reflecting on Women’s History Month with ASIJ Faculty

Article by Kokoro Igawa, Ryne Hisada, Tei Kim, Take Zoot, and JonJon Wang April 10, 2022

In the United States, March was recognized as Women's History Month, a month to commemorate the outstanding contributions of women to society and in history. In the past century, the world has slowly but...

On Being Melancholy

On Being Melancholy

Article by Shaun Kono-Peck April 9, 2022

In his video essay, Shaun embraces one universal but little appreciated emotion. https://youtu.be/7dJCZs6sr0o

Japan’s Centuries-Long Cultural Rot: Gender Inequality

Japan’s Centuries-Long Cultural Rot: Gender Inequality

Article by Sena Chang, Writer April 2, 2022

Gender equality. A term that refers simply to the guarantee of equal rights, resources, and opportunities for all genders. And yet, the reality of Japanese politics and culture seem to paint a drastically...

Connecting ASIJ Alumni

Connecting ASIJ Alumni

Article by Kokoro Igawa and Take Zoot April 2, 2022

Hanabi recently had the opportunity to sit down with Ms. Liu, the Alumni Coordinator, and Mr. Wilce, the Director of Communications, to learn more about ASIJ’s Alumni Office. They told us all about their...

Staying in School for the Rest of Your Life

Staying in School for the Rest of Your Life

Article by Nathan Michels, Writer March 29, 2022

This is the second in a series of articles that explore the work and interests of academics by interviewing university professors (see the first here). The professors share what they are working on and...

The Konbini: A Key to Japanese Culture

The Konbini: A Key to Japanese Culture

March 25, 2022

How is the konbini experience illustrative of Japanese culture? Ryne investigates in this video essay. https://youtu.be/UXpqdIQGdEw

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