Category Archives: Dorothy in Japan

The Dorothy Vogel Effect and Turning Into a Pumpkin

By Kiki Murai This blog post is part of a special series documenting Dorothy’s 10-day trip to Japan this spring for the Japanese premiere of Megumi Sasaki’s new film Herb & Dorothy 50X50. At The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan  This … Continue reading

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Remembering the Laughter

By Kiki Murai This blog post is part of a special series documenting Dorothy’s 10-day trip to Japan this spring for the Japanese premiere of Megumi Sasaki’s new film Herb & Dorothy 50X50.  Photo by Megumi A few days ago, Megumi … Continue reading

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Lessons on Friendship from Dorothy

By Kiki Murai This blog post is part of a special series documenting Dorothy’s 10-day trip to Japan in March for the Japanese premiere of Megumi Sasaki’s Herb & Dorothy 50X50. In the post below, however, we begin with Dorothy’s … Continue reading

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A Visit with the Ambassador

Dorothy visits the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo By Kiki Murai As you know, Dorothy worked as a reference librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library and Herb as a postal worker with the US Postal Service, both until retirement. By day, … Continue reading

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The Truth About Customer Service in Japan

By Kiki Murai For those of you who have spent some time in Japan, you may recognize the country’s customer service as superbly executed and consistent in its efficiency, sometimes I dare say, to a fault. From the high-toned Irasshaimase! that … Continue reading

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Food Is Where the Heart Is

By Kiki Murai This is part of a blog series documenting “Dorothy Vogel in Japan”.  Those interested in reading the first four installments in the series, please visit Part 1 (Dorothy’s Arrival), Part 2 (Knowing What You Want), Part 3 (The Big Premiere), and Part … Continue reading

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A Hometown Hero Is Born (Twice)

By Kiki Murai This is part of a blog series documenting “Dorothy Vogel in Japan”.  Those interested in reading the first three installments, please visit Part 1 (Dorothy’s Arrival), Part 2 (Knowing What You Want) and Part 3 (The Big Premiere).  Thank you for … Continue reading

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The Big Premiere Night

By Kiki Murai This is part of a blog series documenting “Dorothy Vogel in Japan”.  Those interested in reading the first two installments, please visit Part 1 and Part 2. Thank you for reading! —————————————————————————————————————————- Japanese film commentator LiLiCo (left) … Continue reading

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Knowing What You Want

By Kiki Murai (For Part 1 of this special “Dorothy In Japan” series, please click here.) It was the morning following our arrival in Tokyo, and Dorothy Vogel was on a quest, not for a work of minimal or conceptual … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Dorothy’s Journey

Hello, I’m Kiki Murai, outreach producer for Megumi Sasaki’s film “Herb & Dorothy 50X50”. If you’ve been following Dorothy’s recent trip to Japan on our Facebook page, you already know it was quite the event – ten lightning-speed days of … Continue reading

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