Archive for Kyle Vick

Hiroshima: A Story of Mass Destruction

A-Bomb dome as it stands today One week ago in Hiroshima, I had the privilege of hearing a survivor of the atomic bombing share her experiences during and following the horrible events of August 6th, 1945. After arriving in Hiroshima by shinkansen (bullet train), I found myself unsure of what to expect from the city. Walking out […]

The Situation in Japan

                                  As northern Japan is the scene of disaster and destruction, here in Hirakata we wait to see what we can do to help. As everyone has no doubt heard by now, northern Japan was hit by an incredibly […]

What’s so Hard about Riding a Bike?

The cliche phrase that immediately comes to mind when talking about Japan is inevitably “The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.” After arriving in Japan and learning some of the do’s and don’ts, I’ve come to realize that this is not only a comment on conformity, but also an enlightening thought on the nature […]