Category Archives: Japan

Radio Karamea DJ Awards: In Recognition of Awesomeness

  Radio Karamea 107.5 FM “DJ’s Hall of Fame!” The Queen of England and the British Commonwealth Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II is pleased today to announce from Buckingham Palace the granting of an exclusive warrant to the Republic … Continue reading

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BaBa Becomes MaMa: Twins for Rongolian SuperSheep

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray “Immaculate conception likely explanation for permaculture farm double miracle” LivingInPeace Project pet sheep BaBa’s strange behaviour was explained on the morning of October 18, 2014 when she went into labour and produced twins to … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Wonderful World Winston!

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   After 41 weeks of abstinence and special duty of care, Sanae Murray again subjected herself to a medical exorcism and delivered a handsome little devil at Nelson Hospital just after midnight … Continue reading

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LivingInPeace Project Resident Artist Retrospective

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray   When friend Erik Sanner became a “struggling artist” stereotype and almost starved on the hard streets of Tokyo, I thought something should be done. I’d written a couple of articles about Sanner … Continue reading

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Tokyo X: Orwellian Photographs of Modern Japan

  Book Review by Paul Murray   In 1984, veteran Tokyo-based photographer Shunji Ohkura was channel surfing and came across a television documentary discussing George Orwell’s novel “1984.”The programme was debating whether the modern world was a manifestation of Orwell’s … Continue reading

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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.  His … 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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