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Bewildering tale of fresh start in life

Mar 31, 2013

Bewildering tale of fresh start in life

by Benjamin Markovits

THE CHILDHOOD OF JESUS, by J.M. Coetzee. Harvill Secker, 2013, 288 pp., £16.99 (hardcover) It’s a relief after reading a lot of contemporary fiction to come across the sober prose of J.M. Coetzee. He doesn’t shout at you. He doesn’t try to force on ...

An account of POWs 'in hell'

Mar 31, 2013

An account of POWs 'in hell'

by Jeff Kingston

CAPTURED: The Forgotten Men of Guam, by Roger Mansell. Edited by Linda Goetz Holmes. Naval Institute Press, 2012, 288 pp., $33.95 (hardcover) The 140,000 allied prisoners of war captured by the Japanese during World War II endured horrific cruelties and a comparatively high percentage ...

<em>Anime</em> set to the tune of 3/11 memories

Mar 31, 2013

Anime set to the tune of 3/11 memories

by Florian Turgeon

Under an overcast sky, an old farmer plants seeds in a field that had been ravaged by a tsunami. An angel watches his efforts and begs the sun to show itself, which it does, giving the farmer some hope. This is the story of ...

Mar 30, 2013

NEC in talks with Lenovo on selling mobile phone subsidiary

Ailing NEC Corp. is in talks to sell its mobile phone subsidiary to Chinese PC maker Lenovo Group Ltd. as part of turnaround efforts, company sources revealed Friday. The move to sell NEC Casio Mobile Communications Ltd. follows the subsidiary’s sluggish performance in the ...