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April 2019

Japan Influence (pt. 1)

一期一会 (One life, one encounter) —Japanese idiom   Song of the Day: “Sukiyaki,” Kyu Sakimoto   Going from Switzerland to Japan didn’t compare to the culture shock I experienced when I accompanied my grandmother to clean homes fewer than 6.3 miles from our own. My first time was in high school and I continued through my freshman year in college. I went because I loved being with her and helping her, though she insisted on paying me. That world was so far from mine that I felt like a foreigner in what I once believed was my own backyard. Although…

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