英語

ISHIGAKI RIN (1920 ~ 2004) Pt. 3

Ishigaki Rin, Part 3: In the Shadow of the Economic Miracle (Poverty, Women, and Consumption)
(See Part 1 here, or Part 2 here)

The brilliant triumph of Japan’s “economic miracle” represented a dizzying rise from the poverty and hunger of defeat to the heights of capitalist luxury. By the end of the war, many of Japan’s cities had been reduced to so much rubble and ash. Millions of people had been displaced due to devastating  air raids, and food and material shortages were dire. Japan’s economy was in shambles.
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Musical Discoveries and Two Translations

Just recently I watched the first two installments of the new Ghost in the Shell OVA (titled “Arise”). One of the many great aspects of the new OVAs has been the outstanding musical selection. Today I’d like to introduce two songs (artists) from the series (both EDs) and my translations of the lyrics.

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