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For Tara Bahrampour's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Tattoos make inroads with 50 and older crowd

Sep 29, 2013

Tattoos make inroads with 50 and older crowd

Thirty years ago, a good girl didn’t walk into an establishment plastered with images of dragons and flames, hike her shirt up over one shoulder and let her body be injected with ink. Especially not if she was, like Darlene Nash, a 57-year-old grandmother. ...

Drumming helps those with dementia reconnect

| Jun 26, 2013

Drumming helps those with dementia reconnect

Standing in a room full of lined faces, Alan Yellowitz held up an orange drum shaped like a wineglass. “This one’s called a djembe,” he said. “It’s from Ghana.” The 30 or so people watching him had, combined, amassed hundreds of years of living, ...