Baby facilities take the tantrums out of shopping

Apr 4, 2014

Baby facilities take the tantrums out of shopping

“Toddler” and “shopping” are two words that are likely to instill instant fear into the heart of all but the most unflappable of parents. There are perhaps few less relaxing tasks than navigating the shops while lugging a young child who would rather be ...

Chishaku-in: a Kyoto garden of deep repose

Mar 29, 2014

Chishaku-in: a Kyoto garden of deep repose

by Stephen Mansfield

As a garden, Chishaku-in has many of the attributes of Japanese landscape design that should attract a good number of visitors. The fact that the temple in Kyoto’s southeastern Higashikawara-cho district is rarely crowded, and that scant attention is paid to it in guidebooks, ...

Our guide to family <em>hanami</em> hot spots

| Mar 20, 2014

Our guide to family hanami hot spots

by Jason Jenkins

The transition from winter to summer is just beginning, and that means something magical is about to arrive: cherry-blossom season. As winter loosens its grip, delicate pastel petals push their way out of gnarled sakura-tree branches — an early indicator of the warmth that ...

Automation set to affect our job prospects

Mar 17, 2014

Automation set to affect our job prospects

by Aki Ito

Who needs an army of lawyers when you have a computer? When Minneapolis attorney William Greene faced the task of combing through 1.3 million electronic documents in a recent case, he turned to a so-called smart computer program. Three associates selected relevant documents from ...