Tag: Spring 2015

  • Shanghai: An Urban Palimpsest

    Palimpsest: A parchment on which more than one text has been written with the earlier writing incompletely erased and still visible. As the MV Explorer pulled into the Port of […]

  • Kobe Beef: A Case Study in Consumer Behavior

    What gives Kobe beef its unique flavor? It’s said that the cattle are fattened up with beer and given daily massages to keep their meat tender. Students on the Spring […]

  • 1000 Paper Cranes in Hiroshima

    In Japan, it is said that if you fold 1000 paper cranes your wishes will come true… On August 6, 1945, the United States Military dropped an atomic bomb on […]

  • Bad Leaders, Dynamic Nation: Lessons from Japanese History

    How is it that Japan has maintained such dynamism and vitality throughout its history despite long periods of inept or inefficient government?  As the students of the Spring 2015 Semester […]

  • Zazen Meditation at Kencho-ji Temple

    “Do not make this practice a source of pressure, compulsion, anxiety or pride. It is none of these. Zazen is simply a way to find your true home.”  -Brenda Shoshanna […]

  • Spring 2015 – By The Numbers

    The Spring 2015 Voyage of Semester at Sea has been at sea for two weeks.  We have already visited our first port of Hilo, Hawaii, crossed the International Date Line, […]


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