Learn more about the ancient Japanese sport of Yabusame

Yabusame in the middle of Tokyo

Yabusame is a traditional Japanese mounted archery sport that has been practiced since ancient times. It dates back to the Kamakura period (1185-1333) and has been practiced for more than 800 years. Yabusame is distinguished by its unique and compelling combination of horseback riding, archery, and ceremonial features. The term “yabusame” is … Read more

Learn more about the fascinating history of sumo wrestling

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Sumo is a style of full-contact competitive wrestling in which a rikishi (wrestler) attempts to throw or push his opponent out of a circular ring (dohyo) or force him to strike the ground with any part of his body other than his feet’s soles. Sumo started in Japan, which is also the … Read more

What does it mean to be a global citizen?

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Global citizenship does not replace passports or boundaries, and it is not a legal status. Still, according to a BBC World Service poll, many people are increasingly identifying as global citizens rather than national citizens. A global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the larger world – and their … Read more

What Are The Most Popular Sitcoms Of All Time?

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Situational comedies, or “sitcoms,” are a staple of American television. Short, funny, smart, and easy to watch in one sitting. Once you start watching one show, it’s easy to lose track of time and watch 10 more, spending hours on the couch. The main focus of these shows is usually a group … Read more

What Made Seinfeld One of the Most Popular Sitcoms of All Time?

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Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David made the American show Seinfeld. It ran on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998, for nine seasons and 180 episodes. It’s about Seinfeld’s personal life with three of his friends: his best friend George Costanza (Jason Alexander), his ex-girlfriend Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), and … Read more