Different yet the same


Yesterday we had a discussion with our Japanese friends about the differences between Asia and Europe. We said that we expected a big cultural clash as all Europeans who have visited Japan said we would experience.

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movement slow deliberate no person in hurry nature’s tempo all of its own waiting never a worry attention takes time builds better connections unwinds the soul

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Onishi, an ordinary town in the rural parts of Japan, just above Tokyo. Slowly but surely its population is decreasing as there is not a lot of future for the youngsters, leaving the old Japanese inhabitants behind.

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Our trip to Japan is the second leg of our project The Art of Empathy. To understand what the human talent of empathy can do to bridge the divides in our current society.

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