2019/06/25
on the spot for supporting the independence of young people While examining the actual conditions of youth employment, labor economist, Yuji Genda noticed that there were "people without work" who were neither a part-timer nor unemployed, but worried over how to define them precisely. When he told supporters about it at the study session, an experienced supporter said, "You don't need definition," and continued like the title words. Those words mean that it's a big job even to make the...
2019/06/22
Hanae Mori The fashion designer likes glasswork and buy glasses and vases wherever she goes. She says that she is attracted to the transience that "it is over when broken." Designing clothing is also work that "captures the present moment, cuts it out and presents it in shape. She said that her job was to cherish transience. It is good if the daily life that passes as a matter of course should be addressed with such love. From her memoirs, "Fashion." "May 20 2019 from “Oriori no Kotoba” by...
2019/06/20
Chiaki Sakamoto From the illustrator's essay, "The Anchor" (carried in "Pictures And Words In A Day From That Day" edited by Daisuke Tsutsui). Her friend who was more reliable than her passed away due to disease just before the earthquake. Losing not only her parents who lived in Aomori surviving the disaster but also a cat that was scared at aftershocks together in Tokyo, she spends unstable days. While their absence comes home to her heart quietly, she thinks alone like this: as long as she...
2019/06/18
Shinichi Fukuoka The question of why humans and lives exist in the first place is important, but the resolution is low, says the biologist. Instead, if you look at the state of familiar phenomena more carefully, the resolution becomes higher, he adds. For example, in communication, you should think about how to arrange the chairs before asking what the nature is. From the serial column of Asahi Shimbun, "Dynamic Equilibrium of Shinichi Fukuoka" (June 7 morning edition last year). "May 18 2019...
2019/06/18
Shinobu Arima From the same comic as yesterday, "The Woman, Jirva" 1. Her little brother, who lost house and friends in the earthquake and had been a shell of himself, at last began to act positively. When his older sister who went from Fukushima to Tokyo and worked alone said to him, "What can I do?," "You barely make ends meet, too. I'm OK. Before that, come back if you get tired," returned he. The family is connected by watching. "May 17 2019 from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida,...
2019/06/18
Shinobu Arima From a comic, "The Woman, Jirva" 1. The heroine who lamented that "she couldn't begin her life all over again or get it back after all" was a 40 year-old woman who came from Fukushima to Tokyo. She started to work as an apprentice in a bar by chance where only elderly hostesses work . There, she felt las if her body was revitalized by words given by the elder woman. She was taught that hardships are not "unexpected defeats" of life. "May 16 2019 from “Oriori no Kotoba” by...
2019/06/16
Satoshi Murakami The artist moves everyday, carrying a house made of Styrofoam and wanting to break away from the life centered on "savings" and "settling." Admitting that his performance is interesting, people everywhere he goes worry that "it is not enough to live on." But he talks to himself, "Do they think about what they do with their stable income and healthy body? Is the world where doing an interesting thing is not enough to live on more strange?" From a travel journal, “I Walked...
2019/06/14
Ritsuko Sakai's son While writing about her fight against cancer, TV director, Sakai remembers that her son muttered like this on their way home after he had been waiting for her at the nursery school until late. People have "the moment when they come to like something" without any calculation. And she realizes again that people can get it across to people they want to tell in words. She says that unimportant reports sent by her friends everyday were also a reassuring support. From "Life And...
2019/06/09
Bakushomondai, Hikari Ota People's feelings are kind and cruel. It's a grotesque thing, says the comedian. Entertainment, like music, moves those emotions and also guides them to an unexpected place. It not only saves people but also hurts them. Entertainment takes on the part that goes over "simple nice words" as found in textbooks. It is the end when we put a lid on it. From "Geininjingo," the second, "Sin" ("A Book" May issue). "May 13 2019 from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida,...
2019/06/08
Ramo Nakajima According to the writer, a person is like "a child who just stands alone on the street of life" after being lost, disappointed and rattled. So there is no "adult". The "adult" is nothing but the terminal form of a "lost child" after playing around himself with "stupidity, oblivion and doctrines" without knowing that he made a mistake. From essays, "Grasp Sand And Stand Up." "May 11 2019 from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"

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