Maker of bamboo whisks pessimistic after U.K.'s Brexit vote

Jul 11, 2016

Maker of bamboo whisks pessimistic after U.K.'s Brexit vote

Britain might be a world away, but the future of a 500-year-old family company in rural Japan could rest on the U.K.’s decision to quit the European Union. Chikumeido, a specialty maker of delicate bamboo whisks used in traditional tea ceremonies, started selling the ...

Apr 17, 2013

The 'Iron Lady' and Japan

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Margaret Thatcher was a role model for Japanese women and her combination of talents as a politician and scientist has had an important impact on Japanese attitudes.