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Eric Prideaux
Japan Times
Features / WEEK 3
Nov 21, 2004
Walking back to happiness
Ever since the 1970s, when "jazzercise" and jogging became a national craze, America has trotted out a long list of health gurus, with Richard "Sweatin' to the Oldies" Simmons, Jane Fonda, Cindy Crawford and Paula Abdul among those going gold with their exercise videos.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY
Oct 31, 2004
Papa's parenting barriers begin to fall
As well as the ever-present danger of cars speeding around narrow roads and the hassle of lugging strollers up and down staircases, parents in Japan with babies in tow have long had to struggle with public restrooms the size of telephone booths.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 30, 2004
Princeton chief praises Japan's scientists
The president of Princeton University has praised Japan for its contributions to the sciences and expressed hope that U.S. antiterrorism measures leave room for talented scholars from abroad to visit the United States.
Japan Times
Features / WEEK 3
Oct 17, 2004
Why Deos Tihs Haedilne Mkae Snsee?
The following article appeared in the Oct. 17, 2004 issue of The Japan Times with most of the text scrambled. For that original version, visit www.japantimes.com/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?fl20041017x2.htm.
Japan Times
Features / WEEK 3
Oct 17, 2004
Lights! Camera! Action! Let the AV roll ...
It's still early, but at this film set in a rented, two-story house in a Tokyo suburb, "adult video" actor Tetsuya Hatanaka is well ahead of schedule.
Japan Times
Features
Sep 19, 2004
A flavor of Lima with Fujimori to the fore
Visit any Latin dance club and you'll hear the salsa music blaring well before you get through the doors. But this month at dance clubs across Japan there'll be another sound as well: the buzz over a new, free-of-charge magazine on Peruvian life in this country that's being distributed not only at clubs...
Features
Sep 12, 2004
Mount Fuji: Symbol of beauty; mountain of shame
Thinking "green" may seem to be a modern notion, but in Japan it's as old as the hills -- at least those ones climbed by innumerable yamabushi ascetics on grueling mountain pilgrimages in search of enlightenment.
COMMUNITY
Aug 15, 2004
Boys will be . . .
Paint fingernails, then dab on foundation. Lots of foundation. Lipstick and eye shadow go on next. Slip into a comfortable blouse, apply one final blast of VO5 to the hair -- and voila!
Japan Times
Features
Aug 15, 2004
Boys will be ...
Paint fingernails, then dab on foundation. Lots of foundation. Lipstick and eye shadow go on next. Slip into a comfortable blouse, apply one final blast of VO5 to the hair -- and voila!
Japan Times
Features
Aug 8, 2004
The art of seeing
Photographer Jun Akiyama is taking ostrich strides down a Tokyo sidewalk, snapping pictures on a flimsy-looking tourist camera. Click! A child's curious glance is frozen in grainy black-and-white. Click! Akiyama catches a moment of anxiety on an old woman's face.
Japan Times
Features
Jul 18, 2004
Woe betide the accused
Features
Jun 13, 2004
Signs of life
Divorce is up; population growth is down. Spitting on the street: in; holding the door: out. Politicians waver back and forth on policy, their party platforms neither here nor there.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Jun 13, 2004
Cops and citizens bid to blitz street sleaze
In an ideal society, various branches of the state interact to put criminals behind bars. Talk to those involved in law enforcement, though, and most will say there's only so much they can do without the cooperation of private citizens.
Japan Times
Features
Jun 13, 2004
Sea changes on sex crime
Tokyo office worker Kyoko Igarashi, in her 20s and living alone, noticed that a man who'd been hanging around her neighborhood had started to loiter outside the door of her second-floor apartment -- just beyond the peep-hole.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / CLOSE-UP
May 2, 2004
Ryuichi Hirokawa: Picture this . .
With soldiers silhouetted against dramatic desert sunsets, or helicopters swooping over cityscapes, most mainstream-media photographs we see of the war in Iraq are nothing if not models of artistic composition and taste.
Japan Times
Features
Apr 11, 2004
Women in noh
Backstage at a noh theater in downtown Tokyo, the play was about to begin.
Features
Mar 14, 2004
Worlds of meaning in the naming game
"What's in a name?" Juliet famously asked Romeo in Shakespeare's tragedy of young love doomed because of their families' rivalry.
Japan Times
Features
Feb 15, 2004
Soaking up Sakura
Pass by the noisy pachinko parlor near BicCamera in Yokohama, turn the corner at the red paper lantern outside the yakitori shop and, tucked away down an alleyway, you'll find a villa-like little storefront labeled "Snack Sakura."
Japan Times
Features
Feb 15, 2004
Shades of sunakku
Ask 10 Japanese to tell you exactly what a sunakku (snack) is and you'll likely get 10 different answers.
Japan Times
Features
Feb 15, 2004
Laughs and tears in life at Lily's
Lil is a woman who knows a thing or two about survival.

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