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Mari Wakimoto

Working as a writer in Tokyo, Japan.
My interests include socialization and commnication of arts.
If there's any topic you want to read about Japan, let me know.

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Latest posts by Mari Wakimoto

2 August 2013

From Heartfelt to Hysterical, Twitter Parenting Poems Go Viral in Japan

"However tired I look, you smile at me. Then, you touch my hair encouragingly and softly daub it with porridge."

24 February 2013

As Japan's Star Fades, Many Struggle for Hope

As Japan's economic growth continues to shrink each year, the Japanese, who find themselves more and more disconnected from their families and friends thanks to grueling works days and the...

8 February 2013

Japan's Corporate Slaves Put Humor to Hard Work

With a twist of comedy, moral and technical support has been pouring in across social media sites for Japan's "corporate slaves" or "Shachiku" as they are referred to in Japanese...

5 February 2013

Historic ‘Tanka’ Poem Rises from Japan's Nuclear Ashes

Drawing from contemporary issues, a Japanese blogger writes an adaptation of a famous piece of tanka - a genre of Japanese poetry - originally published in 1957 by an avant-garde...

23 January 2013

Decades-old Banned Song Inspires Many in Japan

The Annual New Year's Eve music show by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) intrigued many because of a performance by Akihiro Miwa. He sang Yoitomake no Uta (Song for the...

30 December 2012

Japan's Independent Film Theaters are Disappearing

One after the other, independent movie theaters are going out of business in Japan. The wave of closing theaters has changed Tokyo's street scenes, people who gathered and spent their...

28 November 2012

Captivated by Japan's ‘Daidougei’ – Street Performance Art

Charmed with “Daidougei”, a type of street performance, an amateur photographer has spent years capturing images of the art form. His blog is titled “ I shoot nothing but Daidougei,...

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