Japanophilia, Japanophobia: Considering the Experience of Cultural Difference in Japan

  Noise, light, energy. The skyscrapers shimmer with neon and exuberant sky-high manga figures; the streets resound with the cheerful thunder of anime and J-rock; hype seeps from every concrete pore. You know when you’re in Akihabara, Tokyo’s ‘Electric City’, the heartland of all things stereotypically otaku – video games, anime/manga, computers. Wandering through the […]

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Timeless tradition to close Merton

Merton’s effort to preserve the space time continuum in their annual “Time Ceremony” this weekend has been deemed a success. Students at the college spent an hour walking backwards around the historic Fellows’ Quad while the clocks went back on Saturday night, whilst dressed in full sub fusc. According to experts at the college, to […]

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