Instead of hoping for a dramatic solution, we only have to face each problem as if to check the parts and retighten the bolts.

Takeshi Nakajima



There's no perfect system. The system that seems commonplace today has sustained itself with diligent care and treatment by unknown people who wish to nip squeaks, cracks, corrosion and failure in the bud. "Such accumulation of ordinary effort is out of the ordinary.", the political scholar and historian says. From our evening paper "One Word, One Meeting" (published  September 1 last year)


April 7,  2017

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun