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Apr 19, 2012

Japanese art still struggles in China

Japanese photographer inri was just 27 when she saw RongRong’s photographs for the first time. As she wandered between the stalls of a 1999 Tokyo art fair, a series on traditional Chinese wedding dresses caught her eye. One image, with a man and a ...

Japanese art still struggles in China

Apr 19, 2012

Japanese art still struggles in China

Japanese photographer inri was just 27 when she saw RongRong’s photographs for the first time. As she wandered between the stalls of a 1999 Tokyo art fair, a series on traditional Chinese wedding dresses caught her eye. One image, with a man and a ...

| May 16, 2006

Second-class citizens

Rogelio Buscio’s shoes were missing. It was the evening of July 27, 2005, and 30-year old Filipino Bucio was getting ready to leave the dormitory he shared with other Sanjo Metal Company Ltd. trainees to start his evening shift. He looked everywhere, asked everyone. ...

Students bring school to book

| Apr 4, 2006

Students bring school to book

It was payday, and Shawn Hannold’s bank account was empty. A phone call from a coworker alerted Hannold the paychecks hadn’t shown up in the accounts that morning. Hannold, who needed the money for child support payments, made a beeline into his head office. ...

Taking the biz plunge

| Feb 21, 2006

Taking the biz plunge

Japan has long been a point of interest for economists worldwide, picking itself up after World War II to create a gargantuan economy that, despite the post-Bubble crash, is still one of the largest in the world. But these stats do little to shed ...

Speed trap

| Nov 8, 2005

Speed trap

It must have taken him by surprise. Kenji Kobayashi, former member of the House of Representatives from the Democratic Party of Japan had just lost his seat a week previous. Then on Sept. 18, his house was raided and he was busted for narcotics ...

Foreign mothers fight for children's futures

| Jul 19, 2005

Foreign mothers fight for children's futures

Rosanna Tapiru’s problems really began shortly after her arrival in Japan. She came here from the Philippines to make and save money, but her dreams of a better life for her family were, she says, “washed away” when her partner, who remained in the ...

Have you heard the one about . . ?

| Jun 7, 2005

Have you heard the one about . . ?

‘And then, when he saw the other side of the car, where his date had been sitting not 15 minutes earlier, on the door handle, hung . . . a bloody . . . HOOK!” It’s always happened to someone’s friend or their brother ...