Every print a poem, artist's self-portrait

Dec 10, 2011

Every print a poem, artist's self-portrait

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Woodblock prints, or moku hanga, may seem to be the quintessential Japanese art, but they have been embraced by artists around the world. American artist Richard Steiner, 72, has practiced woodblock printing for most of the 41 years of his residence in Japan. As ...

A graceful hand to help elderly Japanese in Holland

Dec 3, 2011

A graceful hand to help elderly Japanese in Holland

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In 1941, in the then Dutch East Indies, thousands of people were forced into internment camps by the invading Japanese army. It is a slice of history almost forgotten today, along with so many other wartime atrocities. It is something Chieko van Santen remembers ...

Nov 26, 2011

Tohoku kids to get Irish cheer

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Irish musicians will bring songs, drawings and messages to encourage and give hope to survivors of the March 11 catastrophe — especially the children — in the Tohoku region from Dec. 6 to 8. Musician Liam O Maonlai and the chorus group Anuna will ...

More diversity in workforce touted as recipe for success

Nov 8, 2011

More diversity in workforce touted as recipe for success

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To achieve success both domestically and internationally, Japanese companies need to develop a strategic mind-set that allows employees from various backgrounds — regardless of gender, nationality or age — to build their skills and confidence and apply them to their jobs, according to speakers ...

Nov 8, 2011

Spook out readers, win a Tokyo tour or tome

Share your scariest experience or tell us about your favorite spooky Japanese tale for a chance to win a Haunted Tokyo Tour or a volume of Kurodahan Press’s “Kaiki” series of uncanny short stories. The Japan Times has two tickets for any of director ...