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Vivienne Kenrick
For Vivienne Kenrick's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Nov 25, 2006
Takeya Yamasaki
"I have been learning and enjoying cha-no-yu for more than half a century.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Nov 18, 2006
Shigeko Tanaka
Shigeko Tanaka says she has two very good reasons for going often to England. Those reasons are her daughters, both of whom live there.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Nov 11, 2006
Mary Ishin Sung Katayama
Educated in Japan and the U.S., and each year making frequent official trips to Europe, Mary Ishin Sung Katayama says that she thinks of herself as borderless. "I love to travel and feel a need to be on the go every month or two," she said.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Nov 4, 2006
Lynne Reid Banks
Lynne Reid Banks believes in the value of imagination. She says that children's books are more important than those for adults "because for society's sake our children must be able to imagine the consequences of their actions. They must be able to empathize with the situations of others. A healthy imagination...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Oct 28, 2006
Fumiko Tottori
The International Ladies' Benevolent Society is scheduling its 2006 Christmas Charity Fair on Nov. 11, from 10 to 2 at the Tokyo American Club. Entrance tickets cost 500 yen and can be purchased from any ILBS member beforehand or at the door.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Oct 21, 2006
Debbie Kopinski
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Ikebana International is holding its Ninth World Convention in Tokyo Oct. 27-30. Some 850 ikebana enthusiasts are participating.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Oct 14, 2006
Tetsuya Noda
The College Women's Association of Japan is holding its 51st Annual Print Show Oct. 20 to 22 at the Tokyo American Club. As well as exhibiting 211 new prints, the show features demonstrations, activities and lectures, and an associate show focusing on two young prize-winning women.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Oct 7, 2006
Satohiko Sasaki
This summer, the Japan Academy awarded Satohiko Sasaki the Duke of Edinburgh Prize for his study of the physiology and ecology of tropical rain forest species and the development of rehabilitation technology. The award, made in the presence of the Emperor and Empress, was a crowning recognition of Sasaki's...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Sep 30, 2006
Frances Fister-Stoga
The Linguapax Institute, located in Barcelona, Spain, is a nongovernmental organization affiliated with UNESCO. Linguapax Asia, associate of the Linguapax Institute, carries out the objectives of the institute and of UNESCO's Linguapax Project, with a special focus on Asia and the Pacific Rim. The objectives...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Sep 23, 2006
Anthony Millington
The British School in Tokyo, independent and coeducational, is the only British school in Japan, and the only school in Japan offering the English National Curriculum. It is a nonprofit organization, administered by a board of trustees representing the British and international community in Tokyo. The...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Sep 16, 2006
Paul Norbury
In 2003, the Japan Society in London presented to Paul Norbury its award for "outstanding work in the field of U.K.-Japan relations." Since the early 1970s, as publisher, editor and author, Paul of England has been closely associated with Japan.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Sep 9, 2006
Alex Kerr
The name Alex Kerr is well known in many contexts, as he is a person of many parts. He is a scholar, linguist, specialist and prize winner, accomplished in diverse fields.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Sep 2, 2006
Michael Gorman
A conventional way of life would never have suited Michael Gorman.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Aug 26, 2006
Doreen Simmons
Quite simply, Doreen Simmons is unique.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Aug 19, 2006
Robert Neff
Think public spirit, think Robert Neff.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Aug 5, 2006
Renu Arora
In 1982, Renu Arora, from Bombay and living in Japan, began her Gourmet Trips to India from here. Married and the mother of a son, she was teaching Indian home cooking to groups of interested Japanese people. Some were men, some young unmarried women, some housewives. Some of them aimed to become professional...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Jul 29, 2006
Deven Arora
In his book "A Yen for Yen," Deven Arora from India describes his life in Japan as a "rupees-to-riches success story." He has always, he said, followed six rules: being committed to a dream; believing in self; daring to try unconventional ideas; being unafraid of making mistakes; persevering; and enjoying...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Jul 22, 2006
Robert Erickson
Robert Erickson was born in New Jersey in 1943. The following year, his father was fighting in the Pacific War. "He came into Japan with Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and was stationed at the U.S. Army Air Force Base in Atsugi," Erickson said. "He used to send me small Japanese gifts, wrapped in rice paper,...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Jul 15, 2006
Alison Pockett
In 1995, Alison Pockett of Britain set up Magellan, her own personal financial advisory company, in Tokyo. She said, "When I came here, this country shocked me deeply, positively. I didn't expect so many opportunities to set up on my own and go as far as I could. There are so many things to do here....
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Jul 8, 2006
Richard Schwartz
Richard Schwartz said, "I originally graduated with a drama degree, which basically qualified me to drive a truck." That was in 1986, and that was what he did, among other things, supporting himself with day labor jobs. He thought that wasn't good enough for a lifetime, though, so he attended night school...

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