Re-starting this blog after a year of building
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A local gem disappears while its pieces survive to see another day
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Sento provide a window into aspects of the city that can be easily overlooked
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Why does the scenery of depopulation affect me differently in Hokkaido than the rest of Japan?
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As the Olympics looked to the past, I couldn’t take my eyes off the catastrophic future
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Public baths made Tokyo what it is, and are needed to save its soul
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A mentality of finding value in abandoned things goes beyond aesthetics or nostalgia
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Welcome to life in capitalist ruins
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The Tokyo Olympics and Japan's maglev Shinkansen are relics of a 20th century growth mindset
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Welcome to Dispatches from Post-growth Japan by me, Sam Holden. I live in Tokyo, where I think about post-growth society, geography, cities, and culture…
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