Miya Kazuho
  • Miya Kazuho 
  • By this author: 2 Latest posted: 2012.06.29
Editor and professor at Kyoto Seika University. Graduated from the University of Tokyo. Has served as editor-in-chief at Chūō Kōron and is now deputy editor at Nippon.com. Author of Koten yomu beshi, rekishi shiru beshi (Read Classics, Know History).
Insights from Kyū’s Kitchen2012.06.29

Kyū EikanKyū Eikan was born in Tainan in 1924 to a Taiwanese father and a Japanese mother, when Taiwan was under Japanese colonial rule. He attended high school in Taipei and graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Tokyo Imperial University. In 1946 he returned to Taiwan and took part in the independence movement before fleeing to Hong Kong to escape the Kuomintang’s crackdown. He moved to Japa…

Map-Gazing No Longer Transports the Imagination2011.12.16

Ever since the disastrous March 11 earthquake, people have asked me time and time again if my hometown Morioka in Iwate Prefecture is all right. I tell them that thankfully the city escaped serious damage because of its inland location. That is about all I can say in response to their sympathetic concern. And it is said with mixed emotions, in light of how Morioka, the capital of Iwate, emerged re…

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