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Eric Prideaux
For Eric Prideaux's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
LIFE
Jun 25, 2006
Tokyo's ring of steel
Who would have thought that something that chases its tail all day for a living could be so incredibly important to the workings of a major metropolis?
Japan Times
LIFE
Jun 25, 2006
No end is an end in itself
Endurance riding on the Yamanote Line soon gives you a numb bum.
Japan Times
LIFE
Jun 25, 2006
Simulated calamities
We would be the envy of every railway otaku in Japan: JR East had invited us to try out the company's driving simulator outside Tokyo, where real JR drivers hone their skills at the controls of a virtual train.
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
Jun 18, 2006
Dress-fest for a warming world thaws political chill
These days, between blasts of hot air over disputed gas fields and outbursts condemning "revisionist" history books, it's rare to hear praise from China for its geopolitical rival to the east.
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
May 21, 2006
Vision from the other side
It's not every day that you walk into a room to find yourself standing face-to-face with a skinned cadaver. It's the kind of thing that can change your whole day . . . or your whole life.
Japan Times
LIFE
May 14, 2006
Home and away
Young Japanese lead the way in a cultural exchange set to erode their homeland's hidebound mentality
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
Apr 16, 2006
What's really 'Chinese' about fortune cookies?
Try this for fun next time you're in New York City: Walk into any sushi bar, eat your fill and then ask for a fortune cookie.
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
Mar 19, 2006
Is this really just good fun?
You couldn't miss him if you tried: The guy in the skintight black vest and hotpants is popping up wherever you look in Japan these days, thrusting his pelvis on television, striking his signature "Y" pose on magazine covers and boasting about his beefy workouts in subway ads.
LIFE
Mar 12, 2006
Times of change
This story is part of a package on women in Japan. The introduction is here.
LIFE
Mar 12, 2006
Girls' job stereotypes persist in face of continuing 'concrete ceiling'
This story is part of a package on women in Japan. The introduction is here.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / CLOSE-UP
Mar 5, 2006
Chizuko Ueno: Speaking up for her sex
In the United States today, it is no longer radical to suggest that the next president could be a woman. In Nordic countries, no husband would rail at a pregnant wife who expected him to share child-raising duties. And female heads of state are now found the world over.
Japan Times
Features
Feb 19, 2006
One man's drive to clean up the Earth
Every foreigner in Japan learns one thing pretty quickly: This being the land of harmony, courtesy trumps candor. Hanging back works best, everywhere and every time.
Japan Times
Features / WEEK 3
Jan 15, 2006
Full of the fittest intentions
I nervously typed the numbers onto the Web site -- first my height, then my weight. I held my breath and clicked "Calculate."
JAPAN
Dec 20, 2005
Abused girl a captive almost in plain sight
Amid the string of child murders across Japan in recent weeks, the bizarre story of an 18-year-old girl in Fukuoka Prefecture, allegedly confined almost all her life and beaten by her mother, has all but gone unnoticed.
Japan Times
Features
Dec 18, 2005
Festive fun with forgotten Futa
It's 9:58 on a chilly Wednesday morning, and it looks like I am the first of the day's visitors to Chiba Zoological Park.
Japan Times
Features
Dec 11, 2005
Japan's new Wave
Japan and South Korea are like an old, bickering couple: Though they may want to part ways at times, their shared history and interdependency compel them to work things out. That, and they've got no place else to go.
Japan Times
Features / WEEK 3
Nov 20, 2005
DU vet: 'My days are numbered'
Gerard Matthew has broad shoulders and beefy hands. He's built like a bear. Yet as sturdy as this 31-year-old may look, he is a very sick man.
Japan Times
Features
Nov 6, 2005
Surveying a state of change
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi led his Liberal Democratic Party to a landslide victory in the Sept. 11 general election he called as a de facto referendum on his drive to privatize postal services.
Japan Times
Features / WEEK 3
Oct 16, 2005
LEARNING HOW TO 'SEE' WITH ALL YOUR SENSES
I arrived at "Dialog in the Dark" not knowing what to expect.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Sep 28, 2005
Multi-multiethnic Holland grows old together
Growing old can be difficult, especially if you are in an alien land.

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