Favourite Places in Japan: Tottori Sand Dunes

Continuing with my posts about my favourite places in Japan, I’m writing about the Tottori Sand Dunes (鳥取砂丘). I have been there a couple of times – once during a trip around Japan in 1992 and then again towards the end of my time in Japan on the JET Programme in 1994. That means I’ve…

“One-no-Kanata-ni” (“Beyond The Ridge”) – Linking 3/11 and JL123

The next of my posts about movies which I studied for my article “Disaster Narratives by Design: Is Japan Different?” is about One-no-Kanatani (尾根のかなたに), translated into English “Beyond the Ridge”, but also known as “Inseparable Souls: Fathers, Sons, and The Crash of JAL123”. This TV drama is the third story, after Climber’s High and Shizumanu…

Favourite Places in Japan: Kinosaki Onsen

Continuing with my posts about favourite places in Japan (see my post about Ichigaya), I’m going to write a bit about another – Kinosaki Onsen (城崎温泉). These days Kinosaki is a part of Toyooka (豊岡) city, but when I first visited back in 1993 (when my wife was based nearby on the JET Programme) it…