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  • Banking on Creativity: inside an ‘ordinary’ banker’s way of life

    Banking on Creativity: inside an ‘ordinary’ banker’s way of life

    There’s a common assumption that being an artist requires engaging in professional creative work. However, creation is ingrained in human nature from an early age, whether crafting stories and doodling on our parents’ walls or engaging in whimsical culinary experiments with leftovers. As Pablo Picasso aptly said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is…

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  • Embracing the New Year with Japan’s 72 seasons

    Embracing the New Year with Japan’s 72 seasons

    Have you heard of Japan’s 72 seasons? Known as “shichijūni-shiki, the year is divided into 72 microseasons, each lasting about five days. This system was originally used by farmers and fishermen to mark the changing of seasons and to plan their activities accordingly. Each microseason is named after a specific natural phenomenon, such as the…

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