November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #2 RLE –article on traditional Okinawan tattoos

Text: Noah Oskow “Hajichi: the Banned Traditional Tattoos of Okinawa”Unseen Japan. https://unseenjapan.com/hajichi-the-banned-traditional-tattoos-of-okinawa/ Excerpt from the above article: “I actually learned about hajichi before I began my work in body art,” the Okinawa native told Unseen Japan in a recent interview. “It was around 2012, and I was working as an occupational therapist Read more…

November 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #3 RLE – Ainu (Japan)

Article: “Japan’s forgotten indigenous people” http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200519-japans-forgotten-indigenous-people The article give an account of the mistreatment of the Ainu people of northern Japan. In this RLE the “ourselves” in November 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #3 could be viewed as the perspective of the dominant non-Ainu Japanese population who were responsible for Read more…