Constructing Japan in Travel Writings: Notes on Continuing Research 
     Dinah SIANTURI

From Toshokan to Bunko: Rethinking the Public Libraries from the View of Japanese Grassroots Children's Libraries
     Lisette ROBLES

Indonesian Dancing Bodies: Massacres and Re-strategizing the Postcolonial State 
     R. Diyah LARASATI

"Cordero" A Descriptive and Functionalist Study of the Maundy Thursday Potato Lamb Feast in Morong, Rizal, Philippines
     Edric CALMA

Philippine Traditional Crafts in Discipline-Based Art Education: A New Prospect
      Carmita Eliza ICASIANO

The Patók Jeep: A Descriptive Study 
     Fame PASCUA

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