Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT NICHOLAS KULISH lives in Berlin, Germany and reports for The New York Times on all aspects of life for the surrounding European countries. Recently, he pulled his focus from all other topics to the mounting fiscal crisis in Europe.
Kulish visited the TGS students while conducting school in Berlin to answer their questions about the Euro Crisis. In this two-part video discussion, Kulish explains how the “German Problem” led to the birth of the Euro currency, followed by the current sentiment of countries in Europe as they face cross-continental fiscal trouble.
Students and staff felt a deeper understanding of this complicated climate after Kulish broke down the concepts with clear analogies. It was a pleasure to hear his knowledgeable perspective and better connect with our host country of Germany.