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After Life: The Persistence of Memory

To watch Kore-eda Hirokazu’s After Life (1998) is to watch countless people telling and retelling countless life stories, and we could all relate to them despite knowing that they are all fiction, because we could easily find ourselves in those stories.

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Creative Writing Essay Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung Okayama university

First Generation Discovery: Experiences and Challenges

Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung writes of his experience as a first generation discovery program student at Okayama University.

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Millennium Actress – How far would you go to find lost love?

Millennium Actress (2001) by Japanese director Satoshi Kon is a beautifully animated love story that spans across millennia, yet is also confined within the small screen that is cinema and serves to demonstrate the ultimate power of movies as a narrative device.

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The Remains of the Day – When A Person Strived To Find His Own Past

The Remains of the Day, by British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, is an astonishing novel that tells the story of Stevens, an aging butler, and his journey through the English countryside not only to visit an old work colleague, but also back to his past and examine the person he has become.

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The Town of Childhood – An Ethnographic Vignette

An ethnographic vignette about a seemingly-forgotten corner of the street in Hanoi, Vietnam, where the train track cuts in half both the physical houses and the lives of its citizens.