Category Archives: Nostalgia

Inhumane Treatment of Nuclear Disaster Victims

On October 02, I visited the towns of Tomioka and Naraha in Fukushima prefecture. Tomioka is situated within 10 km south of Fukushima Dai-ichi (No. 1) nuclear power plant, where four of the six reactors exploded following the major earthquake … Continue reading

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Essay: Honest-box Vegetables in Tokyo

I was planning a month-long trip to Japan from mid-March of this year, but decided to postpone it because of the powerful earthquake/tsunami that struck there and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant explosions that followed.  I delayed my trip … 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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Memoir: My mother’s last smile

When the eighth month approaches each year, I cannot help thinking of my deceased mother — August 4th is the day she died.  In the essay “On Euthanasia”, posted on my last blog, I described how my mother had gone … 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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