Tag Archives: Geneva

Essay : Seeing is believing ?

Recently, I met up with an old friend for afternoon tea in a hotel in central Tokyo.  She arrived at our usual meeting point with a shopping bag.  She had just been to a department store nearby where she had … Continue reading

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Essay: Enigma of Language

I recently watched a documentary programme on Japanese TV which mentioned a hunter-gatherer people called the “Baka”.  At first, I thought I had misheard the name as the word means “stupid” and “idiot” in Japanese, so I checked on the … Continue reading

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Essay: Ode to my hometown

I regularly drive across the Swiss border from Ferney-Voltaire in France.  Rather than taking the national route connecting my town with Geneva, I prefer to take the back road through fields to avoid heavy traffic. On both sides of the … Continue reading

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Essay: Euthanasia for Malice

When I first saw on TV at home in France the scenes of the coastal towns and villages in the Tohoku area totally devastated by the massive tsunami immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, I somehow … Continue reading

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