Category Archives: Japan

Yoshihiro Takishita: Mr Minka

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray    From a vantage point on wooded Mt Genji overlooking the ancient city of Kamakura, Yoshihiro Takishita relaxes in his stately antique home after returning from a U.S. book tour.   … Continue reading

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A Family Trip to Grandpa’s House in Chiba, Japan

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   There is an obscure adage in New Zealand “First socks and then shoes.” It refers to the correct order of things and the need to follow that process to achieve … Continue reading

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For Permaculture in Japan Visit Permaculture Awa Farm & Dojo

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   If you’re in Japan and you’re interested in permaculture, you need to meet Phil Cashman and see what he’s doing at Permaculture Awa Farm and Dojo in Wada on the Chiba Prefecture … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of U.S. History with Stone and Kuznick

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray “The Untold History of the United States,” a collaboration between filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, yields a masterful account of U.S. political history and presents a perspective rarely seen … Continue reading

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2013 LivinginPeace Project Permaculture Design Course

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Students from France, New Zealand, Germany, the United States and Japan converged on Karamea on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand for the 2013 LivinginPeace (LiP) Project … Continue reading

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This is ART!!

The Incredible Power Of Concentration and the Weight of a Feather By Japanese Performance Artist Miyoko Shida Rigolo  

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Globalisation: A Practical Definition

What is  Globalisation? Example: Princess Diana’s death An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, riding in a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whisky, followed closely by Italian Paparazzi, on … Continue reading

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Gerar Toye: Global Gypsy

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray  A thirst for inspiration, wisdom, experience and understanding led Gerar Toye (52) on an international quest from his birthplace in South Auckland to Karamea at the top of the West Coast of … Continue reading

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Japanese TV Show Features LivinginPeace Project

The Japanese TV Programme “Sekkai no Hate no Nihon Gin” (“Japanese at the Ends of the World”) heard about Sanae Murray, the wife of LivinginPeace Project Founder Paul Murray and came to Karamea at the top of the West Coast … Continue reading

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Where’s that Naughty BaBear?

    Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Our daughter Diva loves the BaBear game we invented…we hide BaBear around the house and she hunts him down and brings him back to us….we’re basically training her to … Continue reading

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