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Felicity Hughes
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JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jan 22, 2013
Sisters are DIYing it for themselves
When you have a pink hammer, everything looks like a nail.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Japan Pulse
Jan 11, 2013
J-blip: flu report app
Can Docomo's new app help Japan outsmart an intense flu season?
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Japan Pulse
Dec 20, 2012
2012: Food and drink trends in Japan
Hot beer, frozen soup, and haute cuisine on the cheap: the year in food in Japan.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Nov 30, 2012
Manga inspire women to embrace 'male' hobbies
Male-dominated hobbies in Japan are being infiltrated by women who got the idea from manga.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Nov 11, 2012
Fans irked by a nuclear-free Doraemon
The post-3/11 version of Japan's beloved robot cat now runs on ... magic?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Nov 2, 2012
Today's J-blip: kabe-don
The classic shoji-manga romantic showdown scene — the kabe don —u00a0gets remix after remix after ...
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Japan Pulse
Oct 26, 2012
The secret allure of the surgical mask
What started as a trend for the shy is growing into a style choice for some.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Oct 13, 2012
Some Japanese women crave a rougher cut of man
Nikushokukei danshi are here to save the day . . . and hopefully boost the sagging national birth rate.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Japan Pulse
Oct 9, 2012
Can you put new wine in new PET bottles?
While it's not likely to attract the hardcore vinophiles, beverage makers are quietly pushing 'everyday' wines in humble PET bottles.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Japan Pulse
Sep 27, 2012
BK's Kuro Burger to ignite new trend?
Burger King's Kuro Burger paints itself black.Burger King's Premium Kuro Burger paints itself black.
LIFE / Food & Drink / Japan Pulse
Sep 10, 2012
Today's J-blip: Gari Gari Kun corn soup ice pop sold out in three days
Japan reeeally has a soft spot for corn soup.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Sep 7, 2012
New Japanese tourists: have social network, will travel
Have group, will travel: social travel companies taking off in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Aug 29, 2012
Japan's tomato boom not yet bust
Japan's tomato boom still has some juice.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Japan Pulse
Aug 17, 2012
Can Japan swallow a salty yogurt boom?
Savory yogurt is the biggest thing to hit Japanese kitchens since salt koji.
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Aug 3, 2012
When is a beer with lunch not a beer with lunch?
Does buzz-free beer mix with business lunch?
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Japan Pulse
Aug 1, 2012
Housewives go DIY in attack on insects
Japanese women are turning to essential oils instead of chemicals for insect repellent.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Jul 20, 2012
It all stacks up: tumbler bento
The tumbler bento turns the lunch box into a lunch cup.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Jul 16, 2012
Rickshaws roll back into style
The trendiest way to get around town on two wheels without breaking a sweat? Hand-pulled rickshaw.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Jul 4, 2012
Cool heat-blockers for summer 2012
It's gonna be a scorcher out there, but at least Japan Inc. has dreamed up a few new fun ways to beat the heat.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Japan Pulse
Jun 22, 2012
Yakuzen cuisine makes Chinese medicine easier to swallow
Yakuzen grows in popularity at fans learn you can eat your vegetables and take your medicine in one meal!

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Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals