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"It Had to Be Felt" Column: Miyamoto Tsuruzo by Guillaume Erard (AikiWeb System)

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From: AikiWeb System on Sun, 05 Apr 2020 20:51:15 -0600

Posted 2020-04-05 20:46:12 by Jun Akiyama News URL: [url=""][/url] The latest It Had to Be Felt column, this time on [url=""]Miyamoto Tsuruzo[/url] by Guillaume Erard is now available for your reading pleasure! (Be sure to check out the rest of the IHTBF series [url=""]here[/url].) ___________________ ~~~ To submit a news item to AikiWeb's front page, [url=""]click here[/url]. ~~~

Aikikai Hombu Dojo Still Open? (Covid-19) (Jun Akiyama)

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General: Aikikai Hombu Dojo Still Open? (Covid-19) - 3 Replies

From: Jun Akiyama on Sun, 05 Apr 2020 09:53:35 -0600

Hi Carl, Thanks for your thoughts! I've been hoping to get a reasoned response from someone who is there in Japan. Yeah, I've been thinking of the collectivist nature of the Japanese culture combined with its hierarchical layers would lend itself to a different overall societal and governmental behavior than, say, that of the United States of America. It sounds like some folks, and I would imagine many organizations such as Aikikai Hombu Dojo, would defer to the government regarding institutional behaviors. I still do have personal concerns, especially with the number of confirmed cases still growing in Tokyo ([URL=""]144[/URL] as of 4/5). Frankly, though, I'm surprised the numbers have stayed low over there, especially considering the population density. At the same time, I suspect that many cultural norms such as wearing masks and overall sanitation may serve as buffers to the spread of the virus. Most dojo in the United States seem to have closed at this point. It sounds like the Ibaraki/Iwama dojo is still open? Are dojo folks in Japan expressing any concern over physical contact? -- Jun
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