Photos

Classified like books in a library:

A. General Works (About Me)
B. Philosophy & Religion
C. History & Geography
D. Social Sciences & Industry
E. Science & Technology
F. Art, Literature & Others

The Providence Athenaeum near Brown University in Providence, the US (2015)

   

A. General Works (About Me)

2001–present: A Research Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies (アジア経済研究所), JETRO, in Chiba, Japan. Currently working at IDE Bangkok Research Center, JETRO Bangkok, Thailand. At the station in front of the office in Bangkok (2019)
2005–07: A Visiting Scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (中国社会科学院) in Beijing, China. The photo shows the Forbidden City (2005)
2014–15: A Visiting Scholar at Brandeis University near Boston, the US. At the Rose Art Museum on campus (2014)
2014: Published Kimura, K. (2014) The Growth of Chinese Electronics Firms: Globalization and Organizations, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. At the publisher’s stand at an academic meeting held in Chicago, the US (2015)
2015–16: A Visiting Scholar at The University of Hong Kong (香港大學). In front of the Main Building (2015)
August 2017: A Visiting Scholar at Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (台灣經濟研究院) in Taipei. Lectured at Feng Chia University (逢甲大學) in Taichung (2017)
2019: Published Kimura, K., ed. (2019) Innovation in East Asia (東アジアのイノベーション), Tokyo: Sakuhinsha (in Japanese). At a Kinokuniya (紀伊國屋) book store in Bangkok, Thailand (2019)

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B. Philosophy & Religion

Hinduism & Buddhism: Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia (2009)
Buddhism: Wat Paknam in Bangkok, Thailand (2019)
Buddhism: Potala Palace in Lhasa, China (2007)
Christianity: Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, the US (2015)
Christianity: “Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times” (Isaiah 33:6) at Rockefeller Center in NY, the US (2012)
Islam: A Qibla sign for Muslim in Dubai, UAE (2008)
Shinto: The original site of Kumano Hongu Taisha (熊野本宮大社), Oyunohara (大斎原), in Tanabe, Japan (2018). The gate is the highest in Japan (about 34m high)
Shinto: Benten Island (弁天島) in Izumo, Japan (2019)
Shinto: Kanzaki Shrine (神崎神社) in Kotoura, Tottori, Japan (2019)
Shinto: Kanzaki Shrine (2019)
Philosophy: A fortune cookie slip with Herbert Spencer’s maxim, gotten at a Chinese restaurant in Columbus, the US (2013)

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C. History & Geography

History: The ancient Mayan ruins in Chacchoben, Mexico (2012)
History: The former shipyard of VOC, the Dutch East India Company, in Jakarta, Indonesia (2013)
History: The Erie Canal connecting the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean since 1825. The canal accelerated the growth of the US economy. In North Tonawanda, the US (2015)
History: The American industrial revolution began in New England in the first half of the 19th century. In Lowell, the US (2015)
History: A power loom at the factory, domestically produced by Draper Corp. in Hopedale, the US (2015)
History: Memorial Day, which began after the Civil War. In Boston, the US (2015)
History: Hong Kong developed as a colony of the British Empire after the Opium War (2016)
History: Century-old buildings in the French colonial period in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2008). The photo shows, from left, the City Hall, Hotel Continental Saigon, and only the roof of the Opera House.
History: The house of the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew near Somerset station in Singapore (2016)
History: Items showing rapid industrialization in Singapore at the National Museum of Singapore (2016)
History: A wall remembering China’s 1960s in Beijing, China (2006): (工业)学大庆、(农业)学大寨 (Learn from Daqing in industry, learn from Dazhai in agriculture)
History: China’s economic reform and opening (改革开放) started in 1978. In Shenzhen, China (2010)
Towns & Communities: Peranakan houses at the Katong district in Singapore (2016)
Towns & Communities: Historic shophouses in Phuket, Thailand (2020)
Towns & Communities: A post station on a major route between Edo (present Tokyo) and Kyoto in the Edo period (1603–1868), Tsumago-juku (妻籠宿) on Nakasen-do (中山道), in Nagiso, Nagano, Japan (2018)
Towns & Communities: The traditional shopping street of the historic castle town in Iwamura, Gifu, Japan (2018). This is the drama location of NHK’s “Hanbun, Aoi” (2018)
Towns & Communities: A village of Garifuna people in Roatan, Honduras (2012)
Towns & Communities: The Japantown in São Paulo, Brazil (2013)
Towns & Communities: A floating village on Tonle Sap Lake in Siem Reap, Cambodia (2009)
Towns & Communities: Little Havana in Miami, US (2012). Cuban cigars made in Miami
Towns & Communities: The new Chinatown at Cyrildene in Johannesburg, South Africa (2011)
Urban Studies: Chicago, a metropolis that began to accumulate as a transportation hub in the US (2013)
Urban Studies: Traffic jam, one of major urban problems. In Bangkok, Thailand (2020)

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D. Social Sciences & Industry

Agriculture: Rice terraces, Shiroyone Senmaida (白米千枚田), in the Noto Peninsula, Japan (2019). Showing the efforts to live in the limited land
Agriculture: The 2nd smallest field at the rice terraces (2019) What’s the smallest size?
Agriculture: A historic village, Chuandixiacun (爨底下村), in Beijing, China (2006)
Fishery: Chinese fishing nets in Kochi, India (2009)
Fishery: A fishing village, Tai O (大澳), in Hong Kong (2016)
Manufacturing: The site of the former headquarters of KOMATSU (コマツ) and the world’s largest class of dump trucks, a 930E, in Komatsu, Japan (2012)
Manufacturing: The Coca-Cola Company’s headquarters in Atlanta, the US (2010)
Restaurant Business: The McDonald’s No. 1 Store Museum near Chicago O’Hare Int’l Airport, the US (2015)
Distribution: A “kirana” store in Bangalore, India (2009)
Distribution: A home appliance store in Jakarta, Indonesia (2013). The sales spaces of Chinese brands were increasing, but not in the center of the store at that time
Distribution: A home appliance & furniture store in Johannesburg, South Africa (2011). Many retailers accept payment by installments for expensive durable goods
Distribution: An Alibaba’s new retailer, Hema Xiansheng (盒马鲜生), in Hangzhou, China (2018)
Platforms: Tencent (腾讯) operating WeChat (微信) in Shenzhen, China (2017)
Offshore Finance: In Cayman Islands (2012)
Economics: Adam Smith studied at Balliol College, University of Oxford. In Oxford, the UK (2017)
Economics: Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” working at Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand (2019)
Development Economics: Raul Prebisch called for a new trade policy for the growth of developing countries at the first UNCTAD conference in 1964. At the ECLAC in Santiago, Chile (2013)
Economic Growth: The expansion of the middle class in Vietnam. The photo is a S. Korean Lotte Mall, which opened in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City in 2008 (2009)
Economic Growth: A newly opened innovation hub in Bangkok to escape the middle-income trap in Thailand (2019)
Monopoly: A villa of the Vanderbilt family, The Breakers, in Newport, the US (2014)
Urbanization: In Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2013)
Urbanization: Increasing development projects in Mactan Island, the Philippines (2016)
Globalization: In Copenhagen, Denmark (2017)
Globalization: Gradually increasing Chinese cars in Lima, Peru (2013)
Gentrification: The wave of redevelopment rushing into Chinatown in Boston, the US (2015). A related report: Kimura, K. (2015) “Chinatown in Boston” (in Japanese)
Entrepreneurship: The garage where HP was founded in Silicon Valley, the US (2015)
Localization: A Starbucks (originally スターバックス in Japanese characters, but here スタアバックス) store with the nostalgic taste of Japan’s 1960s and 1970s in Izumo, Japan (2019)
Localization: Mickey Mouse giving “wai,” Thailand’s traditional greeting, in Bangkok, Thailand (2019)
Localization: A free Wi-Fi sign with GeGeGe no Kitaro (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎), a Japanese animation, at the airport of the original author’s hometown in Sakaiminato, Japan (2019)
Politics: The National Diet Building (国会議事堂) in Tokyo, Japan (2019)
International Relations: The round table used at the 2016 G7 Summit in Shima, Japan (2018)
International Relations: The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the UN in Santiago, Chile (2013)
International Relations: The US and Cuba resumed diplomatic relations on July 20, 2015. In front of the Embassy of Cuba in Washington, D.C., the US on that day (2015)
International Cooperation: Demining equipment at the 2007 Global Festa Japan in Tokyo (2007)

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E. Science & Technology

Geoscience: Karst in Huanglong (黄龙), China (2007)
Geoscience: Karst in Jiuzhaigou (九寨沟), China (2007)
Geoscience: Snoopy Rock in Sedona, the US (2015)
Zoology: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (成都大熊猫繁育研究基地) in Chengdu, China (2007)
Zoology: At the Base (2007)
Botany: In Siem Reap, Cambodia (2009)
Botany: In Concord, the US (2014)
Botany: Along the coast in San Diego, the US (2015)
Botany: In Boston, the US (2014)
Botany: In Sedona, the US (2015)
Meteorology: A heavy rainfall at sea in Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2007)
Astronomy: The “almost supermoon” seen the day after the April 2020 supermoon in Bangkok, Thailand (2020)
Physics: The most famous parabola in Singapore (2016)
Physics: Lift, the upward pressure of air on an aircraft when flying (Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 2010). Near the Runway 10 of Taipei Songshan Airport, Taiwan (2017)
Physics: Buoyancy, the ability of an object to float (Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Online). On the Caribbean Sea (2012)
Architecture: Burj Khalifa under construction in Dubai, UAE (2008)
Architecture: King Power Mahanakhon in Bangkok, Thailand (2020)
Civil Engineering: Brooklyn Bridge, a suspension bridge, in NY, the US (2015). This is the film location of Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Civil Engineering: Harbour Bridge, an arch bridge, in Sydney, Australia (2008)
Civil Engineering: The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge under construction in Hong Kong (2016)
Mechanical Engineering: A Hindustan Ambassador taxi stoping off at a gas station in Chennai, India (2009)
Mechanical Engineering: The chassis of a Tesla’s Model S in Hong Kong (2015)
Mechanical Engineering: The oldest active tram, #120, in Hong Kong (2015)
Mechanical Engineering: Tuk tuks in Bangkok, Thailand (2019)
Robotics: The real-size RX-78-2 Gundam landed in Tokyo, Japan (2009)
Electronics: A product of Wang Laboratories around 1983 in Lowell, the US (2015)
Biomedical Science: An international R&D center, Biopolis, at the one-north district in Singapore (2016)
Public Health: Social distancing inside an elevator in Bangkok, Thailand under the COVID-19 pandemic (2020)

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F. Art, Literature & Others

Art: The garden expressing the beauty of Taikan Yokoyama, a Japanese painter, at Adachi Museum of Art in Yasugi, Japan (2019)
Art: The 2016 Maker Faire Singapore at Singapore University of Technology & Design (2016)
Art: The Rainbow Village in Taichung, Taiwan (2017)
Literature: Henry D. Thoreau spent two years, two months and two days on the shore of Walden Pond and wrote Walden; or, Life in the Woods (1854). In Concord, the US (2014)
Films: The Rocky steps of Rocky (1976) in Philadelphia, the US (2015)
Films: The location of Police Story (警察故事) (1985). Jackie Chan jumped and slided down a pole in the mall in Hong Kong (2015)
Music: The flute player at Boynton Canyon in Sedona, the US (2015)
Music: A heart-shaped stone that he gives to the people he meets (2015)
Foods: Cakes like real ice-cream bars in Singapore (2016)
Foods: Cakes like real oranges in Bangkok, Thailand (2020)
Foods: Cakes like real bananas in Bangkok, Thailand (2019)
Dramas: We can experience the culture of Noh (能) plays at Kanazawa Noh Museum in Kanazawa, Japan (2014)

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