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Vivienne Kenrick
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Sep 29, 2001
Peter Wain
Three years ago in London, Peter Wain held an exhibition of "qianjiang" painting on Chinese porcelain. Under the title "Awaiting Spring," the exhibition was acclaimed as "the first to be held anywhere in the world that is devoted entirely to qianjiang porcelain painting." At the time, Wain explained...
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Sep 22, 2001
Minako Suzuki
When she was a little girl, Minako Suzuki used to like "dreaming of being someone else." Many little girls play similar pretend games. In Minako's case, her pretending led her professionally and as a volunteer to the world of entertainment.
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Sep 15, 2001
Kazuko Ogawa
BRIDGEMERE, England -- The garden center in Bridgemere is said to be the largest of its kind in Europe. In the quiet of Cheshire's spreading plains, it is its own world of year-round flowers and plants, trees and garden ideas. It has greenhouses, fish in tanks and rustic furniture. Additionally, and...
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Sep 8, 2001
Misako Fedorowicz
SHREWSBURY, England -- This country town of Shropshire in the British Midlands is characterized by its crowding, crooked, black-and-white 16th century houses, clustered within a horseshoe loop of the River Severn. Narrow passages known as shuts link winding streets that keep distinctive names acquired...
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Sep 1, 2001
Keiko Sato and Haruko Miura
LONDON -- Japan 2001, a series of events, is being presented across Britain to show the culture of contemporary Japan to Britons who normally are not familiar with Japanese life. Last May, a full-scale Japanese festival in London's Hyde Park opened the yearlong, nationwide project. As well as concerts...
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Aug 25, 2001
Kikumi Nakamura
The twists and turns that her life has taken have given Kikumi Nakamura a range of experiences that, early on, were steeped in the very traditional. Through circumstances and her own wit, she operates today at a prominent level in a contemporary milieu. "I've had many difficulties and crises, but my...
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Aug 18, 2001
Joe Grace
"To all those who remember me in Tokyo, be certain that there is life after retirement. You've just got to find your niche," Joe Grace said.
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Aug 11, 2001
Martin L.M. Smith
It is startling to see a man in a wheelchair high up the mast of a sailing ship.
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Aug 4, 2001
Felix
Most passengers boarded the RMS St. Helena in Cardiff, South Wales. Some went on board in Tenerife, Canary Islands. Felix, who is of Spanish-Cuban descent, joined the ship in Tenerife, as the resort island is his home. He had never set foot on St. Helena.
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Jul 28, 2001
David Dinen
ST HELENA -- The RMS St. Helena stayed tied up dockside in Cardiff, South Wales, for four days beyond her scheduled departure date. When eventually she sailed, she was hit by a Force 9 gale and unexpectedly high swells in the Bristol Channel. Most passengers, many of the crew and even the ship's doctor...
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Jul 21, 2001
Mihoko Horiguchi
Mihoko Horiguchi says that her life is "a great muddle." By that she means she has not followed accepted paths, but has found her own way. She says she was always searching for something. "So when an opportunity came, I didn't hesitate to take it," she said.
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Jul 14, 2001
Patrick Carey
Patrick Carey thinks he may be the only non-Japanese to have walked the entire distance of the Old Tokaido, from Tokyo to Kyoto, and to have written about it.
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Jul 7, 2001
John Delp
"Being different" is a key to his success, John Delp believes. When he founded his travel business, he made a significant policy decision "to concentrate on serving the foreign community." A third factor lay in his applying the company motto, "the executive touch," to the comfort and well-being of his...
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Jun 30, 2001
Tim Welford and Dominic Mee
Somewhere far out on the Pacific Ocean, two sailors are rowing. Tim Welford and Dominic Mee came from England to Japan in April. When weather for their departure was auspicious, they set out from Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, in a rowboat named Crackers, their venture acclaimed as "the first unsupported...
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Jun 23, 2001
Dalton Tanonaka
The face and the voice are instantly familiar to viewers of CNN International's "BizAsia" show. Dalton Tanonaka is the anchor for this daily half-hour coverage of regional economic, corporate and political news, which includes interviews with famous people. Produced out of Hong Kong, "BizAsia" is the...
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Jun 16, 2001
Gordon Shin Guy
"This country is so vast, with a spectrum from game parks to beaches and everything in between. There's so much to do outdoors, and nature is all around you. You can go walking up Table Mountain, go swimming, mountain-biking, picnicking, wine-tasting. You're not governed by the weather, as more than...
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Jun 9, 2001
Pablo Javier
Last evening, Philippine ambassador Romeo Arguelles opened an art exhibition in the embassy. Held in conjunction with the celebration of the republic's Independence Day, the exhibition features the oil paintings of Pablo Javier. "I am very proud to be giving this one-man show of my Western-style paintings,"...
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Jun 2, 2001
Glen S. Fukushima
"To me, the U.S. and Japan are fascinating, as they stand at polar extremes in the way their societies are organized. Philosophy, culture, history set Japan apart from other industrialized countries, especially the U.S. Having spent many years in both the U.S. and Japan, I enjoy assisting the two peoples...
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May 26, 2001
Jane Finch
This year's Azalea Tea, the 46th sponsored annually by the Yokohama International Women's Club, was a sellout event. It featured a fashion show presented by international designer Takeo Nishida. As always, it ran a raffle for covetable prizes. Club President Jane Finch said she appreciates the friendship...
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May 19, 2001
Dana Neufer
Dana Neufer had never lived anywhere other than the Midwest of America until she came to Japan. Her husband's employment with General Motors brought the family here in 1988, when their daughter Erin was still very small. Dana went into a hospital in western Tokyo to have her second child, Jeffrey. "That...

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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