Monthly Archives: October 2010

South Africa – The land of memories

I had an opportunity to write a chapter for a Japanese book about South Africa in relation with the World Cup. I don’t really shoot sports event anymore and don’t have much to say about the World Cup. Instead, I was asked to write about my experience of South Africa in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. South Africa […]

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Airi 懐かしいね。Good times 🙂 私も振り返ると初心に帰るよ

Fighting Buddhism

October 14, 1956 was the day that Dr. Ambedkar, an anti-caste activist who was the chief architect of the Indian Constitution, converted to Buddhism in Nagpur along with 380,000 of his followers. Every year, tens of thousands Buddhist pilgrims visit Nagpur during the week to celebrate Dr. Ambedkar’s conversion. To observe the event, I visited Nagpur […]

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Left behind

I had a half day of free time during my stay in Sri Lanka last week and decided to take a look at a fishing village in Negombo, 40km north of the capital city Colombo. Under mixture of shower and sunshine,fishermen who just came back from a morning catch were busy getting fish out of […]

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Disputed holy site

Story and slideshow of high court verdict on long-disputed Ayodhia holy site was published in New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/01/world/asia/01india.html?_r=1 ~~~~ The long-awaited verdict has came down yesterday on the six-decade long dispute over the Ayodhya holy site. In 1992, Hindu extremists, who insisted that the site is the birth place of the Hindu god Rama, tore down […]

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