photo of a geisha

September 26, 2005


Filed under: EAC News — aaron @ 7:34 pm

Recently a group of EAC students, led by EAC senior Brian Cloud, paid a visit to Osaka’s Kamagasaki district, one of Japan’s most economically depressed communities, where homelessness, poverty, drugs, and prostitution are a constant problem. Kyle had this to say:

Attending an East Asian Studies field trip in this community consisted of traveling from one social help organization to another while passing rickety venders, trash, offensive scents of urine, homely old men lingering in the street, and many other sights unthought-of in Japan. The guides, Mami-san and Brian Cloud, asked that the students not take pictures, or stare at the residents, but even after living in India for nine months where poverty, suffering, and deformities were prevalent it was a difficult task not to gawk. Read more…

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