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"Japanese Artist Has Drawn Every Meal He’s Eaten for 32 Years: Behold the Delicious Illustrations of Itsuo Kobayashi"

Image and text from Open Culture, 3/24/2020. Since the 1980s, Itsuo Kobayashi has drawn a picture of every single meal he eats. However notable we find this practice now, it would surely have struck us as downright eccentric back then. Kobayashi began drawing his food before the arrival of inexpensive digital cameras and cellphones, and well before the smartphone combined the two into the single package we now keep close at hand. We all know people who take camera-phone pictures of their meals...
Tags: Food, Art, New York, US, Foodie, Anthropology, Illustrations, Artnet, Kobayashi, Fukuyama, Sarah Cascone, Cascone, Itsuo Kobayashi, Kushino Terrace

Japanese Artist Has Drawn Every Meal He’s Eaten for 32 Years: Behold the Delicious Illustrations of Itsuo Kobayashi

Since the 1980s, Itsuo Kobayashi has drawn a picture of every single meal he eats. However notable we find this practice now, it would surely have struck us as downright eccentric back then. Kobayashi began drawing his food before the arrival of inexpensive digital cameras and cellphones, and well before the smartphone combined the two into the single package we now keep close at hand. We all know people who take camera-phone pictures of their meals, some of them with the regularity and solemni...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, New York, College, US, Food & Drink, Wes Anderson, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Artnet, Kobayashi, Fukuyama, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Sarah Cascone

Study reveals molecular pathogenesis of muscular dystrophy-associated cardiomyopathy

In a study recently published in Nature Communications scientists at Okayama University describe the detailed molecular pathogenesis of muscular dystrophy-associated cardiomyopathy in mice lacking the fukutin gene (Fktn), the causative gene for Fukuyama muscular dystrophy.
Tags: Health, Fukuyama, Okayama University

It’s the algorithm’s world (we’re just living in it)

One of the most controversial political theorists of the 20th century was Francis Fukuyama, who postulated that history had ended. What did he mean by that? His argument, summed up somewhat inelegantly, was that humanity had perfected the rules that would guide society from that point forwards. Only liberal democracy, with a free market economic system, can secure human prosperity, happiness, and evolution. Obviously, that theory didn’t hold water for long. Fukuyama couldn’t have imagined the wa...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Francis Fukuyama, Fukuyama, TNW2019

Actually, the Numbers Show That We Need More Immigration, Not Less

By any reasonable metric, “mass” immigration is a myth. The reality is that America desperately needs to pick up the pace of immigration for its economic health.
Tags: News, America, United States, Francis, Birth Rates, Census, Trump, Salam, Census Bureau, Fukuyama, Foreign Workers, United States Economy, Donald J, Labor and Jobs, Immigration and Emigration, Reihan

Nonfiction: A Foreign Policy Realist Challenges America’s Zeal for Intervention

Stephen M. Walt’s “The Hell of Good Intentions” takes a critical look at how Washington has handled international affairs over the last several years.
Tags: News, Washington, America, Francis, Trump, Walt, Fukuyama, John J, Books and Literature, Donald J, United States International Relations, Stephen M, Mearsheimer, Stephen M Walt

China confounds all that western liberals believed about the net | John Naughton

Technology is being used by China to exercise ever greater control over their workers’ livesRemember 1989 – when the Berlin Wall came crashing down and the Soviet Union began to implode? For many of us who were around at the time, those memories are inextricably mixed up with a remarkable essay by a young scholar named Francis Fukuyama that appeared in the journal the National Interest in the summer of that amazing year.Its title, The End of History?, was compelling, even if the question mark re...
Tags: Google, Technology, Internet, China, Surveillance, Asia Pacific, Soviet Union, John Naughton, National Interest, Francis Fukuyama, Fukuyama

Mumford & Sons beware! An AI can now write indie music

A fascinating project called Amadeus Code promises to out-Tay-Tay Tay Tay and out-Bon Bon Iver. The AI-based system uses data from previous musical hits to create entirely new compositions on the fly — and darn if these crazy robot-songs aren’t pretty good. The app, which is available from the iTunes Store but doesn’t seem to be working properly, creates song sketches in minutes, freeing you up to create beautiful lyrics and a bit of accordion accompaniment. The video above is a MIDI version of ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Tokyo, iTunes store, Michael, Midi, Janet Jackson, Mumford, Fukuyama, Berklee College, Inoue, Tay Tay Tay Tay, Jun Inoue Gyo Kitagawa

Fukuyama: A New American 'Identity' Could Be Antidote To Polarizing U.S. Politics

Resentment and a loss of dignity has fueled a rise in identity politics and made compromise difficult, political scientist Francis Fukuyama says. He proposes a way out of that impasse in his new book.
Tags: News, Francis Fukuyama, Fukuyama

"We think of ourselves as people with an inner self hidden inside that is denigrated, ignored, not listened to."

"A great deal of modern politics is about the demand of that inner self to be uncovered, publicly claimed, and recognized by the political system. A lot of these recognition struggles flow out of the social movements that began to emerge in the 1960s involving African-Americans, women, the LGBT community, Native Americans, and the disabled. These groups found a home on the left, triggering a reaction on the right. They say: What about us? Aren’t we deserving of recognition? Haven’t the elites ig...
Tags: Law, Francis Fukuyama, Fukuyama, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Emotional Politics, Racial Politics

Fukuyama: What Happened After The End Of History

“It began to unfold back in the ’60s and ’70s, when identity came to the forefront. People felt unfulfilled. They felt they had these true selves that weren’t being recognized. In the absence of a common cultural framework previously set by religion, people were at a loss. Psychology and psychiatry stepped into that breach. In the medical profession, treating mental health has a therapeutic mission, and it became legitimate to say the objective of society ought to be improving people’s sense of ...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Fukuyama, 08.27.18

Nonfiction: What Is Identity?

Francis Fukuyama’s “Identity” and Kwame Anthony Appiah’s “The Lies That Bind” examine the role of personal identity in our modern age.
Tags: News, Francis, Francis Fukuyama, Fukuyama, Appiah, Books and Literature, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Race and Ethnicity, Kwame Anthony, Identity (Book, The Lies That Bind (Book

Japanese students recreate Hiroshima bombing in VR

A group of high school students in Japan spent two years recreating the sounds and sights of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 in painstaking detail. The Aug. 6, 1945, bombing of Hiroshima killed 140,000 people. Three days later, a second U.S. atomic bomb killed 70,000 people in Nagasaki. Japan surrendered six days after that, ending World War II. “Even without language, once you see the images, you understand,” said Mei Okada, one of the students working on the project at a technical high schoo...
Tags: Post, Japan, News, History, War, Hiroshima, Nukes, Nagasaki Japan, Fukuyama, Atomic Bomb Dome, Mei Okada, Motoyasu River, Shima Hospital

Feature: George Soros Bet Big on Liberal Democracy. Now He Fears He Is Losing.

His enemies paint him as all-powerful, but the billionaire philanthropist believes that his political legacy has never been in greater jeopardy.
Tags: News, Putin, Beck, European Union, Hungary, United States, Francis, Anti-semitism, Philanthropy, Jones, Hedge Funds, Michael, Clinton, Great Britain, Trump, Democratic Party

Lesson from India to Make America Great Again

By granting asylum to Zoroastrians fleeing persecution a thousand years ago, a local Gujarati ruler inadvertently helped create modern India and benefited the entire world. The conventional view of history is one of progress. This is not entirely true. Sometimes, societies regress, cultures decline and civilizations fall. This is not a view that Steven Pinker espouses but Francis Fukuyama, the man who declared the end of history, is coming around to. Fukuyama is worrying about President Donald T...
Tags: Google, London, Congress, Opinion, Mexico, France, Life, India, US, America, Spain, Iran, Britain, United States, Islam, Oxford

Top 10 Most Fitting Roles Of Fukuyama Jun

Accomplished seiyuu Fukuyama Jun has had his most “well-suited” roles put into a ranking by voters, resulting in a variety of authoritative roles making the list, with an immensely popular one easily securing first place. The ranking: 1. Lelouch (Code Geass) 2. Koro-Sensei (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu) 3. Ichimatsu (Osomatsu-san) 4. Grell Sutcliff (Kuroshitsuji) 5. King (Nanatsu […]
Tags: Rankings, Anime, Fukuyama, Seiyuu, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Code Geass, Osomatsu-san, Kuroshitsuji, Nanatsu no Taizai, Fukuyama Jun, Koro Sensei Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Ichimatsu Osomatsu, Grell Sutcliff Kuroshitsuji

The Apocalyptic Lessons of Advent

There really are two advents. One is Advent proper, the season we’re in now, when we prepare for Christmas. But during this time, the Church asks us also to keep that other ‘advent’ in mind — the Second Coming of Christ. It’s a jarring juxtaposition. In one coming, we have the baby and the manger, the chorus of angels and shepherds, the three wise men and their gifts. In the other, we can look forward to an actual descent from heaven, the dissolution of the created world, resurrection and judgme...
Tags: Featured, Church, Religion, Christmas, Apocalypse, Christ, Advent, Francis Fukuyama, Fukuyama, Faith & Spirituality, John 9:4, West Fukuyama, Duc de Berry

Opinion: My Parents’ Country, in the Grip of the Shabab

This year, I felt compelled to travel to Mogadishu, the city of my father’s youth. Along the way, I saw order, puritanism, fear and villages without men.
Tags: Europe, News, Africa, Terrorism, Kenya, Francis, Shabab, African Union, Mogadishu, Fukuyama, Lessing, Middle East and Africa Migrant Crisis, Corruption (Institutional, Immigration and Emigration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Somali-Americans

‘Manhunt’ Trailer: John Woo Returns to the Cop Thriller, But Without Chow Yun-Fat

Action movie guru John Woo finally makes a return to the cop thriller genre with Manhunt, a remake of a classic 1976 Japanese action film. Sadly, his once-frequent collaborator Chow Yun-Fat won’t be joining him. Starring acclaimed Chinese actor Zhang Hanyu as a prosecutor who is wrongfully framed for robbery, rape, and murder, the Manhunt trailer looks like a throwback to Woo’s classic stylistic flairs: over-the-top action! Endless ammo! Slow-mo! It’s great to see Woo back in his element. ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Thriller, Venice, Ken Takakura, Movie Trailers, Fukuyama, Kimi, Hanyu, Kawa, John-Woo, Action/Adventure, Manhunt, Zhang Hanyu, Masaharu Fukuyama, Foreign Language

The CIA Assesses the Power of French Post-Modern Philosophers: Read a Newly Declassified CIA Report from 1985

We might assume that philosophy is an ivory tower discipline that has little effect on the unlovely operations of government, driven as they are by the concerns of middle class wallets, upper class stock portfolios, and the ever-present problem of poverty. But we would be wrong. In times when presidents, cabinet members, or senators have been thoughtful and well-read, the ideas of thinkers like Francis Fukuyama, Leo Strauss, Jurgen Habermas, and John Rawls—a favorite of the previous president—...
Tags: Google, Politics, College, Washington, France, Berlin, US, History, Harvard, United States, Paris, Moscow, Philosophy, Ussr, Cia, UC Berkeley

First Japanese to report Hiroshima atomic bomb dies at 86

Yoshie Oka, the first person to raise the alarm outside Hiroshima that the Japanese city had been hit by an atomic bomb, has died aged 86, media and acquaintances said Tuesday. Oka was 14 years old on August 6, 1945 and working in Hiroshima as a communications operator at an underground command centre of the Imperial Japanese Army. After the bomb fell, she contacted another military unit in the city of Fukuyama east of Hiroshima, local media including public broadcaster NHK reported.
Tags: News, Hiroshima, Imperial Japanese Army, NHK, Fukuyama, Oka, Yoshie Oka

Weekend Roundup: The End Of (Human) History

Francis Fukuyama famously declared that the triumph of liberal democracy and free markets after the Cold War heralded “the end of history.” Yuval Noah Harari now predicts the end of human history as post-Promethean science grants us godlike powers to redesign our own species and create a new one in the form of artificial intelligence. Only time will tell if his vision of the future is closer to the mark than Fukuyama’s, and if humans as we know ourselves today will even be around to witness it....
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, South Korea, Europe, News, Microsoft, France, China, Russia, America, Eu, European Union, Earth, Rome, Czech Republic

End Of History? The Much-Maligned Francis Fukuyama Was Right About Our Current Political Circumstances

Rarely read but often denigrated, it might be the most maligned, unfairly dismissed and misunderstood book of the post-war era. Which is unfortunate for at least one reason: Fukuyama might have done a better job of predicting the political turmoil that engulfed Western democracies in 2016 – from Brexit, to Trump, to the Italian Referendum – than anybody else.
Tags: Art, Ideas, Brexit, Trump, Francis Fukuyama, Fukuyama, 03.23.17

Trump’s dangerous delusions about Islam | Christopher de Bellaigue

The president and his advisers paint Muslims as enemies of modernity. The neglected history of an age of Middle Eastern liberalism proves them wrongIn the aftermath of the attacks of 11 September 2001, amid the grief and rage that followed the toppling of the World Trade Center, President George W Bush did not declare war on Islam. “These acts of violence against innocents,” he told Americans in the week after 3,000 people were killed by Muslim terrorists, “violate the fundamental tenets of the ...
Tags: Iraq, Religion, World news, US news, Iran, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Islam, World Trade Center, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, Bush, Qaida, Francis Fukuyama

Hirokazu Koreeda to Reunite With Masaharu Fukuyama for New Movie

Hirokazu Koreeda, the Japanese director who is a darling of the international festival circuit (“Air Doll,” “Our LIttle Sister”,) has revealed that his next film will reunite him with Masaharu Fukuyama, star of Koreeda’s 2013 hit family drama “Like Father, Like Son.” The script is a Koreeda original. Fukuyama plays a hotshot winning-is-everything lawyer who reluctantly defends... Read more »
Tags: Asia, News, Film, Global, Production, Hirokazu Koreeda, Fukuyama, Masaharu Fukuyama

The end of the Cold War and the End of History?

Twenty-five years ago today, the Soviet Union of Socialist Republics collapsed, effectively ending the Cold War that had defined the latter half of the twentieth century and had spanned the globe. The previous day, 25 December 1991, General Secretary of the Communist Party Mikhail Gorbachev had resigned, transferring the Soviet nuclear codes to Russian president Boris Yeltsin. The communist flag over the Kremlin was replaced by the Russian flag at 7:32 pm, and the communist hegemon officially sp...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, Putin, Russia, US, America, Gorbachev, Cold War, History, United States, Ronald Reagan, Moscow, Ussr, Kremlin, Mikhail Gorbachev

Between walls and bridges: diplomacy in a new century - An interview with Lord Peter Ricketts

By Grégoire ROOS, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow Community A freshly retired British diplomat, Lord Ricketts joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1974. After various positions in Singapore, NATO (Brussels) and Washington, Lord Ricketts was called back to London to serve as Assistant Private Secretary to Margaret Thatcher's Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe. In the early 2000s, Lord Ricketts joined the Cabinet Office as Chairman of the Joint Intel...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, News, Putin, Washington, France, China, Russia, Berlin, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Turkey, House Of Lords, Britain

The War on Extremism and the Future of Democratic States

The War on Extremism and the Future of Democratic States By Leo Hindery, Jr. It's clear both from the earlier "Commander-In-Chief Forum" and from the two Presidential Debates to date that Donald J. Trump needs much better senses of the past and the future in international affairs, which are insights Hillary Clinton has in abundance as a highly accomplished former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State. From listening both to Mr. Trump's foreign relations speeches and comments over the last s...
Tags: Isis, News, Obama, Saudi Arabia, China, Berlin Wall, Israel, America, Iran, Hillary Clinton, United States, Middle East, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Muslim Brotherhood, Huffington Post

This startup just got $11.5 million to make employees everywhere as happy as they are at Google

AnyPerk, a startup that helps companies like Salesforce and Virgin America offer their employees discounts on things like movie tickets or fitness classes, has received $11.5 million of new investment capital. That cash is going to help AnyPerk finance a new, bolder mission beyond just serving as a broker of perks, says CEO  Taro Fukuyama: AnyPerk is now going to go a step further and offer consulting services to help every company be as happy, ideally, as Google — recently named the best place ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Japan, America, Trends, Silicon Valley, Starbucks, Andreessen Horowitz, Jeff Bezos, Taco Bell, Gary Vaynerchuk, Fukuyama