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SMA13-UNESCO Round Case Studies #2: Shared Histories

Education should help to unite us to recognize our common humanity and shared cultural legacies. But in far too many classrooms, history has been “weaponized” to teach distrust and dislike of peoples from...

The Kumamoto International Manga Festival 2019 REPORT

Kumamoto City is a special place. Situated in Kumamoto Prefecture on the west coast of Kyushu, the city boasts a rich and fascinating history that includes daring sieges and arguably Japan’s most famous city...

SMA13-UNESCO Round Case Study #1: Ending School Bullying

Many successful manga take place in schools, and where there is a school, there is bullying. But what is the reality, and what impact can bullying have on the victims and their families? And how can we solve...

EX5 Interview #1 – Akimichi

PROFILE  Name: Akimichi (Lisa Vasilieva)  Age: 21  Country: Russian Federation   Favorite manga: Fullmetal Alchemist; Bakuman  Favorite movie: Monsters Inc. Favorite quote: “Work so hard that people think the...

WHAT IS PEACE, AND HOW DO WE ACHIEVE IT?… A UNESCO MISSION

(Banner photo credit: Basak Dola, India) Peace is more than just the absence of war. UNESCO, our SMA13 partner, determines that peace is a mindset that must be shared by everyone on this small, blue marble we...

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