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Vivienne Kenrick
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
May 12, 2001
Hiromi Akatsuka
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May 5, 2001
Yoshihiro Takishita
Although Yoshihiro Takishita spent 18 months looking for land on which to place a house, he had his reward. The site he found is superlative, on a Kamakura hilltop surrounded by countryside and overlooking an expanse of sea. The unusual part is that he had already bought the house, "one with big columns...
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Apr 28, 2001
Masumi Muramatsu
"Aka M.M.," laughed Masumi Muramatsu. In no time at all he introduces a lighthearted note into conversation.
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Apr 21, 2001
Jane Best Cooke
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Apr 14, 2001
Sylvie Gramegna
"Small and beautiful" is the description people use when they speak of Luxembourg. This little country, tucked between Belgium, Germany and France, has for centuries been a meeting place of Germanic and Latin cultures. It is known for being open to the movement of people and the different influences...
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Apr 7, 2001
Rebeka Majid
At the beginning of this year, the Asian Ladies Friendship Society was formally renamed the Asia-Pacific Ladies Friendship Society. "This name better reflects the society's present composition," said Mrs. Rebeka Majid, wife of the ambassador of Bangladesh.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Mar 31, 2001
Regina Doi
Twenty-five years ago, Regina Doi opened a combined nursery school, preschool and kindergarten at Aoba, Tokyo. "There were 16 children, and I was not quite sure whether it would work," she said. "Within a very short period of time, we had 80 children. When we had about 150, I was sure."
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Mar 25, 2001
Shisen Fukasawa
"Examples of the earliest beginnings of expressive writing go back as far as Egyptian hieroglyphic writings found on animal bones, Hindustan writings found in India, Sumerian inscriptions and Chinese characters found on tortoise shell. Of these, Chinese characters alone remain today in their original...
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Mar 18, 2001
Tsuyoshi Akiyama
According to Dr. Tsuyoshi Akiyama, until rather recently psychiatry as a branch of medicine did not receive in Japan the recognition it merits. He, however, made psychiatry his specialty. His reasons at the time were very specific.
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Mar 11, 2001
Ignatius Cronin
At the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Ignatius Cronin holds the title of director of international public relations. His brief covers "everything from checking the level of English used everywhere inside the hotel and in its promotional materials and in-house magazine, to news releases and consultation on...
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Mar 4, 2001
Lydia Gomersall
Each year for 11 years now, Refugees International-Japan has been sponsoring its Art of Dining Exhibition. In this display, participants present highly individual, beautiful and imaginative tabletop settings for viewers' admiration and inspiration. Proceeds from the event go to RIJ's programs for the...
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Feb 25, 2001
Tim and Lee Pierce
Ever since they first came to Tokyo nearly 30 years ago, Tim and Lee Pierce have been committed, reliable, community people. Separately and as a duo, they have allied themselves to associations that appeal to them. They came as parents, and are now grandparents, whose conversations often bring in mention...
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Feb 18, 2001
Helmut Morsbach
Something Helmut Morsbach has been dreaming of for many years is about to become reality.
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Feb 11, 2001
Christopher Hughes
Bath in southwestern England, his birthplace and home for his first 18 years, played its part in the makeup of Christopher Hughes. Several generations of his family have lived in that beautiful town of squares, crescents and terraces. Set in a bend of the River Avon and famed since Roman times, Bath...
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Feb 4, 2001
Shizuo Mochizuki
Shizuoka, the warm, sunny prefecture known for its peaceful hillsides where tea bushes grow, has always been home to Shizuo Mochizuki. His father kept a shop in Shizuoka where he sold Japanese cakes. Mochizuki says that neither tea bushes nor sweet cakes especially influenced him in choosing to make...
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Jan 28, 2001
American Kenneth Jones
"Walk in, you'll be in Kyoto," proclaims the brochure of Kyoto-Kan, Akasaka.
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Jan 21, 2001
Belenda Ryan
Belenda Ryan calls her career so far her "rambling life."
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Jan 14, 2001
Sandra Gamo
Sandra Gamo is just old enough to be able to say that she was "a rare species" in the late 1950s, when she was a bilingual Pan American Airways flight hostess. In those days few young women in this part of the world had achieved her level of two languages, poise and presence. Remarkably, and very early...
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Jan 7, 2001
Yoshitami Arai
As a precocious 15-year-old in 1946, Yoshitami Arai looked around at a Japan that was, he said, "totally destroyed." Then at school in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, he was already beginning to understand the need of the nation to produce businessmen who would rebuild the economy. From that time on, he...
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Dec 31, 2000
Minoru Akimoto
"For a college kid in a provincial town in the early 50s, there were not many options for learning English. My teachers were Hollywood movies. I memorized a script and then sat in a movie theater all day, watching and listening to the same movie time and again."

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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