Massage their main medium

| May 31, 2008

Massage their main medium

by Eric Johnston

KYOTO — Ted Taylor, 40, a native of New Mexico, was not planning on going to a farewell party held for someone he had never met. He was planning to return to Tottori Prefecture on that day in April 2006. But a few encouraging ...

Looking in the same direction for four decades

| Apr 19, 2008

Looking in the same direction for four decades

by Jun Hongo

As president of Triumph International Japan Ltd., Koichiro Yoshikoshi helped the women’s lingerie maker post revenue and profit growth for 19 straight years by introducing strategies focused on efficiency and swift decision-making. Since his retirement in December 2006, Yoshikoshi, 60, has published best-selling business ...

All three times a charm for couple

| Feb 23, 2008

All three times a charm for couple

by Reiji Yoshida

TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Pref. — Gary and Aki Neuwirth say they have married three times. The first time was when they registered with the city office in Nerima, Tokyo, for a marriage certificate last May. Then they held a Japanese-style ceremony at a Shinto shrine ...

Fitting like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle

| Feb 9, 2008

Fitting like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle

by Jun Hongo

R ikiya Yokohori met his destiny while delving into applied mathematics at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2002. That was where the 24-year-old systems engineer, born in Toyama Prefecture and raised in Tokyo, encountered Andrea Herford, a student at the university studying to ...