PO Boxes wait for mail in Hokkaido.
A sign in a post office reminds its occupants not to smoke.
A closer look at a post-card/stamp machine.
The Japanese symbol for Post Office
Shopping carts in a grocery store in Hokkaido are actually a basket and cart in one.
A blend of Western and Japanese style clocks for sale at a general store.
Ending extreme poverty is one of the United Nation’s 8 Millennium Development Goals; a goal hoped to be reached by 2015. In this study I attempt to determine the factors most influential on a country’s poverty level. I observe 10 of the 12 countries in South America over 3 time periods, 1998, 2003, and 2005, making 30 total observations of panel data. Variables that correlated positively in my model with poverty were population growth and the age dependency ratio. Variables that correlated negatively in my model with poverty were health expenditure, trade, government effectiveness and GDP growth rate. The most influential variables I found to be population growth and government effectiveness.
The Catalyst is the weekly student newspaper of Colorado College. This issue was published December 12, 2003.
A stop or yield sign signifies a pedestrian cross-walk.
A number of middle-schoolers have trouble staying awake in class.
A post-card and stamp machine in Hokkaido.
School girls take a break from studying.
Most Japanese schools have classrooms connected by outdoor hallways.
Original Pocky, in all its glory. Pocky chocolate is Japan's number one treat. In 1965, the company Glico sold Chocotek, Pocky's original name, for the first time. At that time, Chocotek was sold for 60 yen per box. The product was expected to gross 10 billion yen in the first two years but exceeded expectations threefold. After that, Chocotek was renamed Pocky because of the pockin sound that it made when eaten. In 1971, Glico invented a new flavor, Almond Pocky. Six years later, Strawberry Pocky was invented. Now, a new flavor of Pocky is released every year.
Some high tech rice cookers.
An excerpt from Lee Magazine shows fashion-wise Japanese ladies in their natural habitats.
The Catalyst is the weekly student newspaper of Colorado College. This issue was published October 3, 2003. Front page incorrectly labeled v. 47, no. 2 September 19, 2003. Page  is labeled page 13. Page 11 is blank.
The Catalyst is the weekly student newspaper of Colorado College. This issue was published September 19, 2003.
A sorting box, used to divide mail into prefectures, by hand.
The front-yard of a middle-school
A little behind the scenes look at the post-office.
Fat pigeons sit near a lake in Kyoto, while a heron sits in the background.
Text: Go-jiyuu ni otori kudasai