Posts by: Margaret Mehl

Keep Moving and Stay Healthy: rajio taisô ラジオ体操

Keep Moving and Stay Healthy: rajio taisô ラジオ体操

  • 5th February 2022

Yesterday (4 February 2022), the Danish radio’s morning programme (DR P1 Morgen) reported on research done by Professor Lars Andersen (the National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Copenhagen) proving that simple physical exercises anybody can do at their workplace can significantly reduce work-related physical complaints, which account for…

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It’s a Long Way to Tipperary – from Sendai

It’s a Long Way to Tipperary – from Sendai

  • 10th November 2021

Come to think of it, it’s a really long way to Tipperary from the provincial town in northern Japan. But that didn’t prevent a Japanese high school student from singing the テッペラリーソング (‘Tipperary Song’), in a concert at Miyagi Teacher Training College in Sendai in February 1916. Published in 1912…

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Earthquakes, Tsunami, and Charity Concerts: 1896 and 2011

Earthquakes, Tsunami, and Charity Concerts: 1896 and 2011

  • 10th March 2021

This week, on 11 March it will be ten years since the triple disaster – earthquake, tsunami, and the multiple nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant – hit North-Eastern Japan. While the third was man-made and unprecedented, natural disasters, alas, are not new to Japan. The Sanriku coast…

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