Pen inks reflect colors of Kobe city

Jun 18, 2014

Pen inks reflect colors of Kobe city

by Kenichi Iinuma

When Kobe was struggling to recover from the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, stationery designer Naoyuki Takeuchi would take solace in the vivid colors of nature found around town. In 2007, the employee of Nagasawa Stationery Center in Kobe’s Chuo Ward launched a fountain pen ...

| Apr 5, 2014

True colors

Middle-aged woman #1: I thought Winnie-the-Pooh was yellow? Middle-aged woman #2: Unfortunately, I suspect that poo-yellow isn’t a real color. — Ginza, Chuo-ku. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

Jun 28, 2013

Tableware color affects food flavor

British hospitals use red trays in a program to combat malnutrition but may have chosen the worst possible color, according to a study Wednesday linking the tinge of tableware to food enjoyment. Researchers from the University of Oxford contributed data to the growing body ...

Chameleons born in Africa, rafted to Madagascar

Mar 29, 2013

Chameleons born in Africa, rafted to Madagascar

Chameleons took to the waves to migrate from Africa to Madagascar about 65 million years ago, says a study that seeks to resolve a roiling biological debate. Chameleons are famous for the extraordinary ability of some species to change color, and for a lightning-fast ...