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Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura’s Column in Japan’s Weekly Biz

New York, N.Y. In 2017, the distinguished Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura began to publish a weekly series of essays in the Japanese language publication Weekly Biz. A translation of these appears here in The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness. His Holiness the Dalai Lama with his friend Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura. Vol. 72: In Dubai: Travelling […]

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In Dubai: Travelling Around World, Explaining Research Results

Abu Dhabi, Dubai. Finishing the Conference on Alternative Medicine in Abu Dhabi, the other day, I went to the desert city of Dubai, one of the famous cities in the United Arab Emirates. There was a conference on holistic medicine there – The Sixth World Summit on Cancer Research & Therapy — and I was invited as a […]

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All Children Born in this World are Treasures of the Universe

Need For Comprehensive Facility In Japan Where One Can Learn About The Heart New York, N.Y. I am thinking recently about ‘How to Raise Children.’ I have only one daughter and at the busiest times of the past I juggled both parenting and work. Now that I have a granddaughter, I have some thoughts about parenting again. And I […]

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Celebrating Hina-Matsuri and Osekku: Japanese Childrens’ Festivals

New York, N.Y. If you are watching a Japanese TV program on NHK called Don’t be Beaten by Chiko-chan, then the words “Ohina-sama” and “Dairi-sama” are wrong, and “Ohina-sama” means the whole thing of this festival. That’s right. I have remembered from the time when I was little girl, the prince was right and the princess […]

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Kodō: Working with Pierre Cardin to Bring Japanese Drum Art to the World

New York, N.Y. There is a great group in Japan called “Kodō” (鼓童), a group that based on folk culture of the island of Sado with performances of Japanese drums and dances. But before this group was created, there was a drum group called Ondekoza (鬼太鼓座)  — “the demon drum group” — is a taiko drum troupe whose members became the group“Kodō.” […]

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Stepping Back in Time: Becoming 12-Layered Princess of Heian Period

New York, N.Y. I had an interesting experience this New Year: I dressed up, wearing twelve layers of royal costume and transformed myself into a Heian-era princess! Where I went was a long-standing store called “Iyaka” in Fushimi, Kyoto, which is used to make costumes for shrines and our Imperial court. The costumes are woven from silk […]

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Reminisces of Being in Leningrad for the Collapse of the Soviet Union

New York, N.Y. I remember well being present in Leningrad — now St. Petersburg — the day the Soviet Union collapsed. It was 1991 and a major incident was about to occur while I was staying in Leningrad negotiating bringing its city opera to the U.S. That morning, when I got up as usual and went out, something was […]

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1965: My First Visit to Soviet Russia – Full of Lines and Surprises

New York, N.Y.  For the first time in 1965, I went to Russia to accompany my husband’s performance of 10 cities tour. At that time, the country was still called the Soviet Union, the strongest Communist country in the world. I thought about souvenirs to take there. There were no nylon socks or ballpoint pens, which […]

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