Local Journalist Pays Tribute to Corky Lee

It is devastating that we had to add an iconic friend of the community to the staggering list of more than 440 thousand Americans who have died of COVID-19. Corky Lee, 73, passed away on Wednesday, January 27 after a brief battle with the unforgiving virus. A Queens native, Young Kwok “Corky” Lee was a photojournalist, storyteller, activist, and champion of equality for Asian Americans. … Continue reading Local Journalist Pays Tribute to Corky Lee

Yu Miri and Morgan Giles Kick Off the JFNY Literary Series

The Japan Foundation, New York recently launched the JFNY Literary Series. For this new talk series, organizers will invite notable writers in Japanese literature and their translators to discuss their work, speak on the art of translation, and touch upon the current literary scene in Japan. For the inaugural session, Yu Miri and her translator Morgan Giles are the featured guests. Yu’s novel Tokyo Ueno … Continue reading Yu Miri and Morgan Giles Kick Off the JFNY Literary Series

Ongoing Challenges for Companies in the Virtual World

In my work with Japanese corporations and individuals over the years, I have noticed the subtle differences in communication when relating person-to-person and when relating by phone or in virtual meetings. The nuances that are “easier” to identify and manage when in the presence of a person of another culture are now made more elusive and challenging when in a virtual or remote setting. Yet, … Continue reading Ongoing Challenges for Companies in the Virtual World

Design a Mask for the Japan Foundation’s Mask Up 2020 Campaign!

Hey, all of you creative and crafty types—and I know there are a lot of you out there! —the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership is hosting a mask contest! Wearing masks has become an essential part of weathering the COVID-19 storm, and many of you have learned how to make beautiful face coverings as pandemic projects. The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership will … Continue reading Design a Mask for the Japan Foundation’s Mask Up 2020 Campaign!

Working from Home in the New Year (Still)

Happy New Year to all our Readers and Followers! 2021 has started and most of us continue to work from home during COVID-19. When I wrote the series early at the start of the pandemic last year, we had no idea that we would still be on this course, but we are. Most of you have incorporated a lot of the strategies we shared in … Continue reading Working from Home in the New Year (Still)