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39 articles published/printed


Feb 06, 2013

Photog Leslie Kee nabbed for selling genitalia pics

Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee and two others have been arrested on suspicion of selling photo collections containing images of male genitalia in Tokyo, an act police say constitutes illegal distribution of obscene documents. Kee, 41, a Japan-based photographer known for his published works featuring ...

Food delivery services for offices up

Feb 06, 2013

Food delivery services for offices up

by Shinichi Tokuda

With workloads at offices growing as a result of job cuts amid the weak economy, food service companies are seeking to capitalize on an increasing need among workers to use time and money efficiently. Yasuhiro Yamamoto, a 46-year-old who runs a management consulting business, ...

Recycling gives trashed cigarette butts new life

Feb 06, 2013

Recycling gives trashed cigarette butts new life

Recycling entrepreneur Tom Szaky is stubbing out the world’s cigarette problem — one butt at a time. The 30-year-old who dropped out of Princeton University to start his innovative firm, TerraCycle, in Trenton, New Jersey, says there is no such thing as trash, even ...

Malala releases first public statement

Feb 06, 2013

Malala releases first public statement

In her first public statement released Monday, Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ educational rights, said she is “getting better day by day.” The 15-year-old said she has been given a “second life” to ...

'Les Miserables' strikes box-office gold in Japan

Feb 06, 2013

'Les Miserables' strikes box-office gold in Japan

“Les Miserables” has grossed a record ¥4.2 billion in Japan since it hit movie theaters in December, the most ever for a musical, according to distributor Toho-Towa Co. The record had been held by the 2005 film “The Phantom of the Opera” based on ...