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Japan: Cultural Primer

February 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Traditional Theater Kabuki — Probably Japan’s best-known traditional theater art, Kabuki is also one of the country’s most popular forms of entertainment. Visit a performance and it’s easy to see why — in a word, Kabuki is fun! The plays are dramatic, the costumes are …

Tourist Apartheid & Jineterismo One of the most disconcerting aspects of contemporary Cuba is the government’s creation of exclusive “foreigner-only” tourism zones where Cuban nationals aren’t welcome. Effectively, there are two Cubas, a reality that reeks of something akin to tourism apartheid, as many observers …