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Month: July 2020

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‘White Day’: a new poem from ume’SHHU

It’s been several months since we announced the publication of the Japanese angsty poetry collection, Molasses and Shochu, but we wanted to share this new addition by Phoebe Amoroso also…

Sadogashima in a time of COVID19

From Island to Island: Sadogashima in a time of Covid19 by Louise Claire Wagner Anything and other than expected. A journey to some parts of Sadogashima *This articles is reposted…

The Imperatrix of Tokyo Reigns Forever: Koike is here to stay

Ishii calls Koike "a monster" but from Koike's point of view, that title may have just as well have gotten her re-elected. Koike has thrived on negativity, in particular the…

Japan adds Narnia, Syriana, Trumpistan and 16 more actual nations to its expanding no-entry list

From July 1, Narnia, Mordor, and Covidia will be among the 144 nations and regions affected by Japan’s entry ban--including some actually existent nations