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Attractions Japan Justine Villena Okayama Travel

The Journey Begins! Fresh Impressions of Japan and Okayama

Justine Villena, one of our writers in the Polyphony, recalls some of his first experiences and memories in Okayama and in Japan – a land that used to be “unknown territory” for him.

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Academic Papers Academic Writing Entertainment Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung Okayama university

A Girlhood Among Ghosts, A Womanhood Among Stories

Chinese-American author Maxine Hong Kingston explores how gender is intertwined with culture in a semi-biographical memoir collection titled “The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts”.

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Creative Writing Mattie Balagat Poem

Misdiagnosis

“Why does oust scatter rabid dogs howling at dust? And justice prolong a gilded melody beyond our grasp?” Mattie asked in this thought-provoking piece of literature.

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Creative Writing Japan Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung Okayama

It All Started With The Boiling Of The Great Pots…

A short story about Ramen, making Ramen, enjoying Ramen, and above all the love for food

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Entertainment Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung

The Road: A Powerful Story in Post-Apocalyptic World Setting

The Road (2009) is a story of raw and emotionally-impactful survival. There is the daily struggle, the emotional breakdown, the little joy of finding a can of Coca-Cola in a long-abandon vending machine, the rare moments of family bonding, the fear of facing threats uncertain, unknown, and unforgiving, or the loss of a loved one.