JI Core 50 Vicki Beyer Experiences the Beauty and Resilience of Post-disaster Iwate’s Miyako City

The Great East Japan Earthquake left Iwate severely battered, but now, much of its picturesque coastline has been restored. In late October, JI Core 50 Vicki L. Beyer went on a sightseeing trip to Iwate to experience its beauty, just Continue Reading

Deep Japan – The sleek warmth of Otoso on an Early New Year morning

Article by RuthieJ, originally published on Deep Japan Happy New Year! I Want to do O-toso Every Day. You might not know how much pomp and circumstance takes place in a Japanese home on New Year’s morning. Mom is bustling around the Continue Reading