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Aug 28, 2006

Religion 'not limiting' women in Iran

KYOTO — Born into an educated, politically active family in Iran, Fatemeh Hashemi defies the image of Muslim women often held in Japan. “Ninety-nine percent of Iranians are religious. This says nothing against modernity,” Hashemi, the eldest daughter of Hashemi Rafsanjani, president of Iran ...

Religious leaders discuss peace in Kyoto

Aug 27, 2006

Religious leaders discuss peace in Kyoto

KYOTO — More than 2,000 religious leaders from 500 organizations representing over 100 nations gathered Saturday in Kyoto to discuss themes ranging from transformation of violence to advancing shared security in the face of a world threatened by sectarian conflict. Religions represented at the ...

May 19, 2002

Thar she blew!

TAIJI, Wakayama Pref. — From the lead boat it was difficult to see the spray rising from the waters off Tomyo Point. The onshore breeze dispersed it before it could rise too high and the choppy waters forced the rowers to concentrate on their ...

Mar 17, 2002

Taking a more traditional view

For many residents of Kyoto, the Kyoto Tower brings to mind the story about the Parisian artist who railed to whomever would listen about how much he hated the Eiffel Tower. One day a friend of the artist went to the restaurant atop the ...

Osaka's spirit in the sky

Mar 17, 2002

Osaka's spirit in the sky

In survey after survey, Tsutenkaku Tower in Osaka’s Shinsekai district comes in second among the structures that most strongly symbolize the spirit of Osaka, the first being Osaka Castle. The original Tsutenkaku, which means “the path-to-heaven structure,” was raised in 1912 just south of ...

Gene study sheds light on Alzheimer's disease

Feb 19, 2002

Gene study sheds light on Alzheimer's disease

OSAKA — Researchers at Osaka University have announced a breakthrough in determining the cause of Alzheimer’s disease, raising hopes for improvements in the treatment of the currently incurable ailment that reportedly affects 1 million Japanese aged over 65. Using sophisticated scanners, seven medical researchers ...

Jan 22, 2002

Relief group to come to Herat's rescue

KYOTO — The road from the Iranian border town of Dogaroun to Herat in northwest Afghanistan is a dusty, bumpy track lined with land mines much of the way. Purposely left unpaved by the Taliban to inhibit the movements of their Northern Alliance foes ...

Ghanaian's culinary odyssey leads to running Kyoto eatery

Dec 11, 2001

Ghanaian's culinary odyssey leads to running Kyoto eatery

KYOTO — Tucked away in the quiet neighborhood of Nishikyogoku in Kyoto is Ashanti, one of the Kansai region’s finest, if least-known, international restaurants. Offering primarily African cuisine, the menu is exotic to say the least — ostrich steak, kangaroo stew, tahini and an ...