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How to Practice ‘Hansei,’ the Japanese Art of Self-Criticism

After living in Japan, I realized there may be danger in the American tendency to over-celebrate every victory

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“All right, everyone! Time to gather for our hansei-kai,” our teacher announced.




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Kaki Okumura

Kaki Okumura

Born in Dallas, raised in New York and Tokyo. I care about helping others learn to live a better, healthier life. My site: 🌱

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