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Connecting Cultures

June 30, 2014

In the United States, most of us grow up studying tales and stories from Ancient Western civilizations like Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.  The Middle East has a long history of literature that we should all spend some time learning about.  Classical Arabic literature contains some of the w

June 10, 2014

For a long time, sushi was a strange, alien concept to Americans, and many movies and TV shows from the 80s and 90s feature characters getting nauseous at the prospect of eating raw fish. But today, sushi restaurants have become an increasingly popular and commonplace feature of American cities.

May 2, 2014

Yuto, the youngest boy in the Yamagata family, got up earlier than usual. His elder sister, Aiko, was still sleeping. It was May 5, Kodomo no Hi (子供の日): Children’s Day in Japan.

April 23, 2014

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April 4, 2014
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March 20, 2014

Dates have been a staple food in the Middle East for millennia.  Paintings from long lost civilizations bear images of people harvesting dates.  With such a long history, dates and date palms are firmly rooted in the cultures of the Middle East.

February 22, 2014
(image source: UNESCO)

February 15, 2014
YuanXiao Jie, Chinese Lantern Festival, is the holiday Chinese people enjoy the night time scen

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