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Cuba's Secret Side movie available for rental from Gumroad

Also, available in both rental and download options:

Sudan's Secret Side Part 1: https://gumroad.com/l/dlRf

Sudan's Secret Side Part 2: https://gumroad.com/l/UIrjk

Japanland Part 1: https://gumroad.com/l/PWyR

Japanland Part 2: https://gum.co/l/xNHa

For more information click:
http://www.japanlandonline.com/japanlandvod.html

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Japanese man proposes to girlfriend with Guinness World Record-winning GPS drawing

Nice dedication by Yasushi and his girlfriend said yes in the end.

via Neatorama: http://www.neatorama.com/

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On 30 June, 2008 Yasushi Takahashi, or Yassan for short, quit his job and set out on a trek across Japan. He took with him a GPS logger to document the journey as he experienced the “Japan that [he knows] only in books.” That might seem like a reckless choice for a man in his thirties, but as we can see, along wit ...
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Sudan's Secret Side Release

New adventure from Karin Muller will be available soon.

"An unforgettable journey into a world few Westerners ever see, Karin Muller takes you undercover inside a Sudanese refugee camp.

Episode #101 The Secret Lives of Refugees

This eye-opening episode reveals the camp's medieval medical practices, from bleeding to burning, and the butcher who moonlights as the camp surgeon. Find out why the refugees are willing to let Muhammad operate on their babies with nothing more than a rusty hook, and why they'd rather get their medications from Victor, a refugee with no medical training - even though there's a western hospital right inside the camp. 
Explore the camp's thriving underground economy - bakers and barbers, dirt-poor brick makers, and the tanners whose work comes with devastating consequences. Glimpse the local grain-milling mafia and the women who dare to brew illegal beer for a willing male clientele. Find out how the camp merchant has managed to acquire a pile of money - and the third wife he plans to buy with it.

Watch a seven-year-old boy at his circumcision ceremony, knowing that his future depends on his courage under the knife. Join a camp celebration, where the young people have a most unusual way to attract mates, and get a ringside seat at the wedding of the century - between the fifteen-year-old daughter of a sultan and the son of a general.
Finally, discover the surprising truth behind the madrassa, the camp Koranic school and its extraordinary teacher.

Episode #102 The Kindness of Strangers

Ever wondered what it would be like to go help people in some far off land? Meet the aid workers who struggle to survive car-jackings, dust storms, and toads - while still keeping the peace between the camps and the surrounding hostile villagers. They do their laundry in wheelbarrows and often run out of toilet paper and yet they've learned how to have fun no matter how difficult their situation.

Running a refugee camp is no simple matter, and the humanitarian organizations have created a sophisticated system to feed, clothe, employ, and educate half a million human beings - each with their own agenda, hopes, and dreams. Khadija is willing to do anything to give her daughter the chance she never had. Alfadil works hard to support friends and family, though inside he is seething with rage and frustration. Noura has abandoned her five children to come to the camps in a single-minded quest for material possessions. And Fatima works tirelessly to hold her family together while dreaming of the day when they can all return to their village, rebuild, and start their lives again.

It may be a long wait. Rebels and bandits roam the countryside, fighting the endless wars that keep the refugees from going home. Join the soldiers as they head for a border patrol, armed with magical amulets that will protect them from enemy bullets and make them invisible. Meet the Sultan - war-weary and wise - who knows how to bring peace to this troubled land, if only someone would listen. And Jeda, a young woman who represents the greatest hope for the future of her people. Finally, celebrate the stunning courage of a group of young refugees who defy their own culture to give girls a chance to get an education. 

Sudan's Secret Side - DVD: ($24.95) (Pre-Order)
 
Pre-order the DVD, will be available soon.
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How Japanese women in Workplace fare
 
Rika Kayama continues to enlighten and evolve through her column on being a psychiatrist in Japan. Her bold voice and candor about her experiences in the field and her own rising awareness of how things need to change in the field and in Japan is always so refreshing to read.

Many women today continue working during their pregnancy and after giving birth. At the same time, I often hear working mothers and working mothers-to-be suffering from what is called "maternity harassment" -- where employers or bosses ignorantly say things like "Wouldn't it be easier if you didn't work?" or force heavy work on pregnant staff without consideration of their health. It is a pity that those women have to suffer from harsh comments at work and be given the cold shoulder. On the other hand, I see many single women becoming worn out after taking the workload of their colleagues who have children or are pregnant. A patient of mine, who suffered from depression as she kept having to take over her colleague's unfinished tasks because the colleague left work early to pick up her children from daycare, once said, "Even if I work extra for my co-worker who has kids, people only praise her. They would say, 'Oh, she works hard and manages to take care of her kids.' It's not that I want to be admired, but I feel like I've been told I'm unworthy because I don't have a child." ...

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I often hear stories from both sides of two opposing parties at my clinic: parent and child, wife an...
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Traditional Japanese dress from Midori-san.
 
Thank you very much, bye bye どうもあリがとうございます。じゃね。
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"Sudan's Secret Side, a two-hour PBS television series, premiered nationwide on May 16th, 2014 (local air dates may vary).

For three months, I traveled through Chad and into Sudan– living with Sudanese refugees, in humanitarian base camps, and both the military and rebel armies.  I filmed medieval medicinal practices, royal weddings, and even a young boy's circumcision. Along the way I discovered a side of refugee life that few foreigners get to see.

Most importantly, the footage used to create this series is available to students to edit into their own documentaries through Take 2.  No broadcaster/production company has ever allowed schools unlimited access to raw footage used in an international series.  This is the future – interactive, project-based, student-driven – and today’s digital natives can’t wait to get their hands on it.  Along the way they learn to think critically, collaborate, and become informed and engaged global citizens."

- Karin Muller from her newsletter.


For schools & colleges please click this link: http://www.take2videos.org/LOCALES/SUDAN.html
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Adventure of Karin continues, she's planning to go to China next.

"I just wanted to let you know that our latest public television series, Sudan's Secret Side, will uplink in 6 days and will rollout nationwide over the summer.  It's 2 hours long - the same length as the Cuba series -  and at the same price point.  Here are the private Youtube links:

Sudan’s Secret Side Episode 1: The Secret Lives of Refugees:    http://youtu.be/kiiK9QaKcZU

Sudan’s Secret Side Episode 2: The Kindness of Strangers:        http://youtu.be/hBvvu62oO_U

And in case you're short on time, 30-second trailers to both episodes:

Sudan's Secret Side (Episode 1) 30-second trailer

Sudan's Secret Side (Episode 2) 30-second trailer

It is PG-TV (slightly more G-rated than PG-14) but does have some moments in the first hour that might disturb much younger viewers.

I'm going to be filming in China for four months starting in late June,"

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Japanland now available for download worldwide

You can download the documentary in two parts (file size 2GB or more each):

Japanland Part 1 of 2: https://gumroad.com/l/PWyR

Japanland Part 2 of 2: https://gumroad.com/l/xNHa

For DVDs and other options visit http://www.japanlandonline.com 

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PS: File size is very large more than 2GB, please wait some time for the download to complete.What do twenty-three 350-pound sumo wrestlers, thirty-seven drunken, naked fishermen, thirty-four firewalking ascetics, and on 63-year-old geisha have in common? They all help American Karin Muller discover the ancient heart of modern Japan - and gain new insight into her own life. Looking to gain a competitive edge in her judo practice as well as some f...
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Feedbacks for Cuba's Secret Side documentary

"Just saw the Cuba video on PBS.  Lovely!  I want to visit moreso now, than ever. 
 
Thank you for a wonderful excursion, very informative with a lot of heart.
 
Best,
JWAgyeman"

"I loved the Documentary on Cuba…!! One day I would love to visit the Island….!!!! Thank you for the Piece you did on C

DJAlvinD"

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CUBA'S SECRET SIDE is a journey into the soul of Cuba. For three months, adventure filmmaker and author Karin Muller hitchhiked around Cuba – living with fisherman and farmers, Santeria priestess and country doctors. She filmed undercover on a tourist visa and Swiss passport and was arrested ...
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Google Doodle for Japan's Mid-autumn moon-viewing festival

Traditional susuki and dango (Japanese pampas grass and rice dumplings) are on display in this serene doodle celebrating Japan's mid-autumn moon-viewing festival. 

(This is one of several doodles celebrating harvest festivals across Asia today—stay tuned for more!)

You can check the logo today at http://www.google.co.jp

#japan   #fullmoon   #googledoodle  
Traditional susuki and dango (Japanese pampas grass and rice dumplings) are on display in this serene doodle celebrating Japan's mid-autumn moon-viewing…
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Cookpad - Best site for Japanese recipes

"COOKPAD is the largest cooking recipe sharing community in Japan with 20 million monthly unique users, including 80% of all Japanese women in their 20s and 30s.

Our 1.5 million recipes are created by passionate home chefs. This English version of COOKPAD will translate and deliver best Japanese recipes selected from the world’s largest collection. Our community translators are motivated to spread real Japanese home cooking to the world, and are aiming to translate 30,000 recipes in the coming future."

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Cookpad.com is Japan’s top recipe website with more than 1.5 million recipes created and cooked by over 20 million users. COOKPAD is where you can find authentic Japanese cuisine as well as home made recipes enjoyed everyday in Japan.
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Karin just came back from a trip to African countries. Here is her update:

"I got some great footage.

I was almost beaten to death in a small village in the Nile Delta – someone called out that I was a spy and a mob of 200 formed within 60 seconds.  I have broken ribs, internal damage, and a broken back.  That’s why I’m home early.  I need immediately back surgery, but should recover within a month or two, I hope."

She is quite an adventurer.
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Japanland Page by Karin Muller
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This page will cover Karin Muller's Japanland Documentary and her latest projects such as in Take2Videos.org.