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64 articles published/printed


Jan 24, 2013

Taiwan boat carrying activists sails for Senkakus

A leisure fishing boat carrying Taiwanese activists, and escorted by four Taiwan Coast Guard vessels, was sailing to a cluster of Japanese-administered islands claimed by Taiwan and China on Thursday morning amid heightened tension in the region. Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration said the fishing ...

Jan 24, 2013

Algerians grill more JGC locals over attack

Algerian security officials have questioned about 20 local employees of Japanese firm JGC Corp. over last week’s deadly hostage crisis in Algeria, one of the company’s Algerian employees said Tuesday. They were not detained and appear to have been questioned about possible links to ...

Jan 24, 2013

Teachers retire to dodge benefit cut

Twenty-five teachers in Saga Prefecture retired by the end of December, three months earlier than scheduled, before the prefectural government cut their retirement allowance on Jan. 1, board of education officials said Wednesday. The teachers, as well as 11 school officials, quit before the ...

Miho Hazama starts a journey

Jan 24, 2013

Miho Hazama starts a journey

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It’s believed that time spent living abroad can be a journey of self-discovery, and for Miho Hazama that has certainly been the case. Moving to New York to study for a master’s degree in jazz composition at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) was ...

'Coriolanus' comes home — to Kyoto

Jan 24, 2013

'Coriolanus' comes home — to Kyoto

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It’s a fair bet that many people at the Globe Theatre in London last May expected the Kyoto-based Chiten (Point) Company to present a stereotypically Japanese, samurai-style “Coriolanus,” complete with taiko drums and period armor. Instead, however, Japan’s contribution to the theater’s Globe to ...