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An Unexpected Win by an Unexpected Sportsman – A Day In The Life of an Okayama University’s Kyūdō Club Member

Our Polyphony member Justine Villena sits down with Hanif Shidqi Amani Wicaksono, 3rd year Matching Track GDP student who is a member of the 弓道部 (kyūdō club). Last December, Hanif’s team triumphed in a match against Shikata campus. Let’s hear what he has to say!

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Okayama “Watering Holes” – A Bars Review

Okayama has a wide variety of bars and eateries ready to be explored. In this article, Forrest gives a glimpse into three different establishments where one could find good food, drinks, and friends. 

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Eden’s Story: A Narrative About Food Appreciation

Eirin introduces Eden and uncovers her moving story on her struggle with anorexia, an eating disorder, in this Food Journal for Anthropology of Food.

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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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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”.