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RAN Magazine Issue 12, June/July

RAN Magazine Issue 12, June/July

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Issue 12 of RAN Magazine packed to the gills with great articles about Nagoya, Japan and life in general. This issue features stories about what to do in the event of an earthquake, interviews with a local make-up artist, an African drum band, and a MMA fighter! The usual departments do not disappoint either: Achim opines on our precarious relationship with nuclear energy in The Green Spot, The Nagoya Supper Club shows you what restaurants are worth checking out, and the comics section has been expanded to three pages! Dig in to the latest issue of RAN.
Issue 12 of RAN Magazine packed to the gills with great articles about Nagoya, Japan and life in general. This issue features stories about what to do in the event of an earthquake, interviews with a local make-up artist, an African drum band, and a MMA fighter! The usual departments do not disappoint either: Achim opines on our precarious relationship with nuclear energy in The Green Spot, The Nagoya Supper Club shows you what restaurants are worth checking out, and the comics section has been expanded to three pages! Dig in to the latest issue of RAN.

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RANMAGAZINE.COMApril/May 2011|ISSUE 10|
 A 
¥ 
 
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|RAN|
ISTAKEN
IDENTI TY
 
forward.
 
by tdhouchen
 T
his FORWARD is about progress andownership and reality.I think these three things are prettyimportant.You might not.Some people would have you believe thatwhat you are seeing and/or eeling is notreal.Other people seem to be going aroundpretending to be somebody they aren’t, ornot recognizing who they really are. Likei you work in a school most o the time,‘teaching’ people, adults or children, thenmost likely
 you are a teacher o some sort 
. Lotso people might say they aren’t teachers, andeven think they aren’t teachers, but what itlooks like they are doing is teaching. To me, this is a case o mistaken identity.Being a teacher is pretty cool I think. Kind o noble.I think so anyway.Some people are going around lying, butsomehow they don’t think they are
liars.
Some other people are going around sayingone thing, and doing another thing, but theydon’t think they are
hypocrites.
Some olks are taking the low road, back-stabbing, eluding, hiding, but they somehowthink they still have
integrity.
Other olks takethe high road, and spend lots o time beingextremely
 judgmental 
o the rest o us. Glasshouses.You might think what you’re reading nowis a judgment o 
 you
. I don’t think it is, butlet’s call a spade a spade shall we? Who areyou really? Not who do you
thin
k you are,but what do your actions say about you? Noone is perect, but is something wrong withtaking real ownership o your real thoughts,eelings, actions, and behavior? Ownershipcan be a very empowering thing. Try it.Restraint is one thing, denial is another. Howlong have you, should you, conceal your realeelings, or the sake o ‘harmony’, and howreal is that harmony i it’s based on you notbeing able to express your reality? No oneis advocating you kick and scream at everyopportunity, but how about you yoursel acknowledging how you really eel in anygiven situation? It might help. Counselinghelps. There’s a ree counseling serviceavailable at the International Center. It’s awonderul and perhaps essential tool oryou to be able to have just
a moment 
o totalexpression. Those moments are very ew andar between here. Some o us need those.
People constantly act in one ashion, but want to believe, and want YOU to believe, that theway they are ACTING somehow has nothingto do with WHO THEY ARE, or who they THINK they are.
Here In Japan, appearances are everything.Outer orms are more important thancontent.I think, most o us know
 ,
appearances
aren’t 
everything and outer orm loses meaningand depth without the
content 
behind it.But lots o olks take these two aspects o Japanese culture to an extreme. They think i they
look 
decent, then theymust also
be
decent. They think i they carryout the rituals, then the rituals themselves justiy any behavior they display.It’s like wearing a suit o armor, but not reallybeing a Knight.Misrepresentation screws everyone up.You’ve gotta be your real sel at some point,at least I think so.Who are you being today?I mean
really 
being? Not just
looking like
 you’re being, but
really really being
.Are you even really
be
-ing?Or are you just
act 
-ing like you’re
be
-ing.Which?I’m still struggling with lots o this culture’sticks and quirks. The no expression thing still really slaughtersme, the blank aces and the dodgyinteractions.I nd mysel lost and conused
a lot,
it’s morethan just the language.I any o this strikes you, read author
 AliceMiller 
’s work. Enlightening.I you’re having issues, can’t quite copeas well as you’d like, are conused andmisunderstood
 , sad, lonely, hurt, tired,conused--
and you need someone to talk to,
a proessional who won’t judge you
, call theInternational Center, 052-581-0100. It’s agreat service.Reality Check, that’s all, no judgment,
a littlereality never hurt anyone.
 The cover eature o this issue is MAKE-UP,
what mask are you wearing? 
Hope you dig this issue, we worked hard onit.Summer’s on the way.Gon’ be HOT.Come outside and play.Peacetdh
 
|RAN|
03
Publisher:
TD Houchen
Layout Designer:
Adam Pasion
Editor:
Adam Pasion
Photography:
Achim Runnebaum
Web Manager:
Jason L. Gatewood
Send story ideas, art, photography,and advertising inquiries to:
tdhouchen@ranmagazine.com
Promotional Events/Co-Promotion:
tdhouchen@ranmagazine.com
www.
ranmagazine
.com
CONTENTS
cover photo:
Matteo Giachetticover model: Mayuko Tomida
table of contents photo: Achim Runnebaum
Girlfriends
Intercultural frienship
All Shook Up
Are you prepared for when the big one strikes?
Parlez-vous français?
News from Nagoya's French community 
Fashion
Street fashion with CMBMC
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284
The Green Spot
A Radiant Future?
SUCCESS
Te Hard Way Up
PLAY
Nagoya International Volleyball Club
HELP
HOPE International
CREATE
Te Art of Making-Up - Yeni
READAftershock: Artists Respond to Disaster in JapanLISTEN
Baionzoku
TASTE
Nagoya Supper Club
GO
Asian Destinations: Vietnam
The Pagoda Diaries
Missing Yesterday 
COMICS
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