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Academic Papers Creative Writing Risa Akiyama

Second Best but Never Enough – A Short Story

This story depicts a life of a young African American boy who is in his second year of high school. After the global pandemic hit, his parents are constantly busy with their night shift at Stevenson Hospital. In this story, we see the dark reality of social inequality in today’s world and how the spread of Covid-19 makes this disaster visible.

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Creative Writing Mattie Balagat Poem

Second World

As a Filipino living in Okayama, Mattie entrusts her feelings in the words of her newest poem, and in the familiar taste, smell, and sound of home.

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Academic Papers Academic Writing Genki Hase

Anti-cheats Litigation: Game companies and Cheats in Games

Genki discusses the video game industry through a famous court case that involves cheating in games and its impact on the industry, as well as the gaming community.

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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.