Hosanna Fukuzawa
Weekly articles about our Society, History, and Reality

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Dec
24
Writing 3,000 Words and Taking a "Break"

Writing 3,000 Words and Taking a "Break"

I'm taking a break. Not because I'm tired and worn out from writing these newsletters, but because the topic I've
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Dec
16
Book Recommendation: Mental Health, Community, and Indigenous Knowledge

Book Recommendation: Mental Health, Community, and Indigenous Knowledge

It's about time for another book recommendation! This one will be focused heavily on the intersection of mental health, the
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Dec
09
Let's Count in Ainu!

Let's Count in Ainu!

“They did not even know math or how to count! We taught them all this great knowledge, so they do
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Dec
02
The Underground Railroad of the Global East: Forced Labor and Escape from Imperial Japan

The Underground Railroad of the Global East: Forced Labor and Escape from Imperial Japan

In 1910, Japan officially annexed Korea after decades of tension, conflict, and treaties. Following a number of globally significant wartime
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Nov
25
BTS, Squid Game, and reclaiming Korean Identity

BTS, Squid Game, and reclaiming Korean Identity

"Go back to your monkey land!""Apologize for the World War, your grandparents probably killed a bunch of Koreans!""You're
9 min read
Nov
18
The American Dream(s)

The American Dream(s)

In response to last week's commentary on the shared meaning of symbols, nationhood, and power, there were a few comments
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Nov
11
Nation, Symbols, and the case of the Kamikaze Bombers

Nation, Symbols, and the case of the Kamikaze Bombers

In the last days of the Second World War, thousands of Japanese soldiers literally dove to their own death. Some
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Nov
04
Are Kids Innocent?

Are Kids Innocent?

"Maybe," he said hesitantly, "maybe there is a beast.""What I mean is, maybe it's only us (Chapter 5).These
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Oct
28
Trauma, Memory, and Empathy

Trauma, Memory, and Empathy

The most impactful reading I have done recently was about trauma. Trauma, in many ways, has become a convenient word
8 min read
Oct
21
The False Dichotomy of being Indian

The False Dichotomy of being Indian

As a spell of light snow drifted across the skies of Michigan, a letter from the United States Department of
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