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Vivienne Kenrick
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Jul 13, 2002
Ciaran Murray
"I had to come to Japan, to sit in a garden and discover something of Japanese culture, in order to write the history of my hometown," Ciaran Murray said.
Japan Times
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Jul 6, 2002
Hajime Mori
The allure of the stage came to Hajime Mori in an unusual way.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Jun 29, 2002
Reiko Itami
"In the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, young men of well-to-do families in Great Britain set out after university graduation to travel around Europe. They observed language differences and absorbed foreign cultures to complete the final stage of their education. This socio-educational institution, known...
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Jun 22, 2002
Shilpa Gandhi
A country of many different regions, India displays a panorama of diversity in many ways. Even the sari, the national dress for women, presents myriad differences in materials and styles. India has a long history of love for brilliant fabrics and the dazzling uses to which they are put. Old paintings,...
Japan Times
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Jun 15, 2002
Phil Richardson
Long, long ago, in a preflight age, diplomats and expatriate businessmen in Japan expected their lives to be leisured until the arrival of the next ship with its communications from home offices. Phil Richardson does not belong to such a remote past, but his timing places him at the end of another era...
Japan Times
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Jun 8, 2002
Alejandro Zaera-Polo
The Yokohama International Ferry Terminal opened to festive acclaim last Sunday.
Japan Times
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May 25, 2002
Amalia Lior
Since its founding in 1959, the Japan-Israel Women's Welfare Organization has usually invited the wife of the Israeli ambassador to Japan to be its honorary president. Each one who has accepted the position has praised the organization and devoted herself to promoting its activities and aims. Amalia,...
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
May 20, 2002
Nilima Seth
"Divine!" Nilima Seth stood in front of a noh mask on her wall. "Don't you feel the vibes?" she asked, reverence in her tone. "What does it say to you?"
Japan Times
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May 11, 2002
Takanao Muramatsu
Bright and bouncy Harajuku in Tokyo has been good to a lot of people. Takanao Muramatsu published a book, "Harajuku Success Story," for which he interviewed more than a hundred people who succeeded in business in Harajuku. The trendy district has been good to Muramatsu too. He commemorated the name in...
Japan Times
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May 4, 2002
Marie and Kelly Gray
When the House of St. John USA brought out its fragrance White Camellia, St. John founder Marie Gray thought of it as a celebration of a relationship. The relationship, special and cherished, is between herself and her daughter Kelly. Marie said she could "think of no better way to celebrate something...
Japan Times
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Apr 27, 2002
Harry Cheng
The inside cover of his book "Global Directory" gives a nutshell introduction to Harry Cheng. It reads, "Graduate of the LSE and Oxford University, co-founder of Global Projects, Harry has a passion for cooking, rose wine, photography, and meeting people around the world."
Japan Times
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Apr 20, 2002
Salah Hannachi
From April 19 to 25 the Hilton Hotel Tokyo is hosting a culture and food promotion evocatively themed "Breeze From Tunisia." Chefs from Hilton Tunis are presenting authentic Tunisian cuisine. At a gala luncheon April 22 a raffle will be held for tickets for the Japan-Tunisia World Cup match, and for...
Japan Times
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Apr 13, 2002
Yasmina Karem
This year marks the 49th annual Cherry Blossom Charity Ball sponsored by the international Ladies Benevolent Society. A major fundraising event for charitable causes, the ball is also a starred occasion on Tokyo's international social calendar.
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Apr 6, 2002
Nora Marzuki
Of the Asia-Pacific Ladies Friendship Society, Nora Marzuki said, "One of its main objectives is to raise funds for charity, and this is very dear to my heart. . . . In this day and age, when there are so many unfortunate and disastrous events, our efforts in raising funds can go a long way towards alleviating...
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Mar 30, 2002
Yoshikazu Uehata
The University of Keele came into existence in 1962, succeeding the previous University of North Staffordshire, England. It occupies what was once the extensive estate of the Sneyd family, 19th century landowners and industrialists. Extensive grounds surround a magnificent 16th century hall that is still...
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Mar 23, 2002
Erich A. Berendt
After several years' membership in The Asiatic Society of Japan, Erich A. Berendt was elected to the society's council. Since 2000 he has been serving conscientiously and actively as the society's president.
Japan Times
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Mar 16, 2002
Sen Nishiyama
Sen Nishiyama says that translating one language into another is "a dangerous field to get into. You need plenty of insurance." He took his first steps into this dangerous field more than 60 years ago. He was a pioneer in the simultaneous interpreting of Japanese and English more than 50 years ago. Sen...
Japan Times
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Mar 9, 2002
Kasit Piromya
It is still early days for the public to note the Thai Food Festival on May 11 and 12. For organizers Team Thailand, however, time is getting short, especially as this year's festival will be double the size of those of the last two years. The festival aims to strengthen the ties between the peoples...
Japan Times
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Mar 2, 2002
Leslie deGiere
While she was still a student at San Francisco State University, Leslie deGiere took a break from lectures and went to London. "I had lived in America my entire life, and wanted to go somewhere else," she said. "I was interested in British history and literature, and decided to spend some time in London....
Japan Times
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Feb 23, 2002
Jaw-Shen and Yoshiko Tsai
The husband in this team is a research fellow at the NEC Fundamental Research Laboratories, Tsukuba. He is also head of the Riken Macroscopic Quantum Coherence Laboratory, Wako. He keeps the title of professor from his guest positions at institutes and universities, which include the University of Tokyo....

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world