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ANA, JAL ground all 787s after emergency landing

Jan 17, 2013

ANA, JAL ground all 787s after emergency landing

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet operated by All Nippon Airways made an emergency landing Wednesday morning at Takamatsu Airport in Kagawa Prefecture due to smoke in the cockpit, with all 137 on board the domestic flight safely evacuating the plane. With the incident following ...

Soot ranked second-worst climate factor

Jan 17, 2013

Soot ranked second-worst climate factor

Soot ranks as the second-largest human contributor to climate change, according to a new analysis released Tuesday, exerting twice as much of an impact as previously thought. The four-year, 232-page study of black carbon, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, shows that ...

Hakuin: The sight of one hand clapping

Jan 17, 2013

Hakuin: The sight of one hand clapping

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Most people know the famous riddle, “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” Many are also aware that it is connected with Zen Buddhism, and some will even know that it is a famous koan by the 18th-century monk Hakuin. A koan, of ...

When the connections are as crucial as the art

Jan 17, 2013

When the connections are as crucial as the art

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Amid the hurry of daily life it is easy to forget what lies below our feet. To most of us, it may appear to be just cement or dirt, but to artist Kenji Yamada there are profound mysteries contained on the ground, in things ...

Nagisa Oshima: a leading force in film

Jan 17, 2013

Nagisa Oshima: a leading force in film

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Film director Nagisa Oshima, who died in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, of pneumonia on Tuesday at age 80, was a leader of Japan’s postwar New Wave movement. In the West, however, he became best known for a 1976 film “Ai no Corrida” (“In the Realm ...

Patti Smith hopes 2013 is about rebuilding

Jan 17, 2013

Patti Smith hopes 2013 is about rebuilding

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By the time you read this, Patti Smith will have been in Japan for nearly a week. The iconic poet, author, painter and “Godmother of Punk” hasn’t yet played a gig with her band; that will come later. First, Smith is reconnecting with a ...