- Everything is Aiming
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Kyūdō, the Japanese martial art of archery, offers an alternative philosophy where aims matter more than goals, and where success is the process itself.
«It is not the target that matters. It is not the finish line that matters. It is the way we approach the goal that matters. Everything is aiming.”»
Perfectionism is on the rise, and its consequences for mental health can be devastating. The Japanese philosophy of "wabi sabi" can help.
«“Instead, what keeps us living and what keeps me vitally engaged is a constant pursuit of betterment»
The Netflix show Old Enough! offers a glimpse of an alternate reality.
For decades, Japan has grappled with the problem of people overworking themselves to death. Now, it’s a global issue
«For the first time on a global scale, long hours at work have been established as responsible for about one-third of all deaths.»
Japanese seasons, sekki, and their sub-sections, kō, are a different way of thinking about time and how we give it meaning.
People who are short on relatives can hire a husband, a mother, a grandson. The resulting relationships can be more real than you’d expect.
The final part of my first journey to Japan and how it changed my life.
In this guide, I break down Japanese sentence structure and show you exactly how Japanese sentences work. A solid understanding of this will save you a huge amount of time trying to make sense of Japanese grammar.
The Long Read: Kumamon, a cartoon bear created to promote tourism in an overlooked part of Japan, has become a billion-dollar phenomenon. Now, a new academic field is trying to pinpoint what makes things cute – and why we can’t resist them
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