Jun 1, 2013

ASIJ student helping women rebuild community

by Mami Maruko

Sophia Slater, 17, felt she couldn’t just sit back and do nothing when the monster earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. So she tried to find a way a teenager like her could help, apart from giving money or donating ...

Japan a fond spot in solitary Kiwi's running quest

May 5, 2012

Japan a fond spot in solitary Kiwi's running quest

by Gianni Simone

In this age of reality TV, cheap exhibitionism and superhuman feats, is there still space for the common man? Justyn “Jup” Brown’s reply is a resounding yes. When talking about himself, the 39-year-old New Zealander says, “I’m just a plumber,” even though his eclectic ...