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For Yumi Wijers-Hasegawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Beauty beheld in huge concrete forms

Jul 22, 2007

Beauty beheld in huge concrete forms

Astonishingly, despite their unsightly impact on natural scenery, the Internet is full of geeks who appear to love tetrapods. (Whether referring generically to those concrete things piled up all along Japan’s coasts, or to the products of Tokyo- and Osaka-based Fudo Tetra Corporation accorded ...

'Tasty science' puts mystery on the menu

| Jul 15, 2007

'Tasty science' puts mystery on the menu

Fed up with foie gras; tired of truffles; and simply sick of sturgeons’ eggs? If you’re one of those gourmets who’s gagging for a new and taste-transporting experience, Tapas Molecular Bar at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo hotel may be the eatery of your dreams. ...

PARKLIFE: You'd be amazed

Jun 24, 2007

PARKLIFE: You'd be amazed

Pick a park. Get up early. Stay till late. In between you’ll be amazed what goes on. “Truth is stranger than fiction” is a saying common to many cultures around the world. In Japan, there is also the expression that says “life is like ...

Here comes the sun . . .

Jun 10, 2007

Here comes the sun . . .

Some may shudder at the very thought of it, but more and more people are flinging off their duvets with glee and bounding into action-packed days that start when even larks are still lounging in their nests The peaceful, wee small hours of the ...

Caring team helps retie life's loose ends

| May 20, 2007

Caring team helps retie life's loose ends

We have all had one or two unforgettably heartfelt encounters in our lives, whether long-lost first loves or more distant crushes whose intensity it is still possible, years later, to reconjure with ease. As humdrum reality takes over, though, such feelings tend to become ...

Tokyo's Indians in 'home from home'

Apr 22, 2007

Tokyo's Indians in 'home from home'

Hari Hara Krishnan knew no one when he arrived in Tokyo in 1997. But thanks to him, fellow Indians have brought a flourishing flavor of home to the government housing project where he lives in the city’s Edogawa Ward. “The objective in coming to ...

'Rebel' cartoonist Rieko Saibara

Apr 1, 2007

"Rebel" cartoonist Rieko Saibara

Rieko Saibara is a catoonist known for her work that has both a lyrical and “rebellious” side to it. While regarded as a rebel in the cartoonist world, at times shocking her readers with indecent expressions, she also brings them to tears by her ...