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Elliott Samuels is manager of the Life & Culture Division of The Japan Times and editor-in-chief of The Japan Times On Sunday.
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JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Apr 28, 2018
New Zealand rugby teams tackle diversity and risk in Japan
With the Rugby World Cup approaching, New Zealand’s national men’s and women’s rugby teams appear to be using Japan as a backdrop to produce a series on videos that help promote their brand.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Dec 31, 2017
20 Questions: The best answers of 2017
What brought you to Japan? I came here for the magic. Osaka is home to some of the best close-up magicians in the world.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jul 26, 2017
Be prepared before you head out for a weekend of music
With Fuji Rock happening this weekend, it's time to start making sure you've got everything you need to make the festival an unadulterated success. Here's a list of essential items you should consider trying to squeeze into your bags:
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Jun 10, 2017
Collector Sofia Pichihua: 'Follow your dreams and do not fear failure'
'CardCaptor Sakura' fan on collecting memorabilia and visiting Akihabara.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
May 13, 2017
Paraglider Richard Brezina: 'I am not a stranger to high adventure'
Canadian native living in Kyushu recalls his experiences of extreme sports in Japan.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Apr 29, 2017
Professional cyclist Mayuko Hagiwara: 'Challenge yourself as much as possible'
Wiggle High5 rider on determination and the power of teamwork.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Apr 22, 2017
Cut paper artist Teri Suzanne: 'a pair of scissors is the superhero of utensils'
U.S. educator on how scissors can be used as a fine motor tool to help children develop creativity and coordination skills.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Feb 11, 2017
Artist Gareth Naylor: 'Shadows make it easier to see scenes in a more expressive, abstract way'
Oita resident on wet roads and painting with watercolors
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Jan 21, 2017
Chanoyu master Randy Channell Soei: The way of tea 'offers a whole other life'
Tea ceremony expert on the importance of guests.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Jan 7, 2017
Entrepreneur Elio Orsara: 'Tokyo is the dining out capital of the world'
Restaurant owner on the magic of being involved in the hospitality industry.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Dec 24, 2016
20 Questions: the best answers of 2016
What has surprised you most about living in Japan? Who would win a fight between a lion and a tiger? What's the strangest request you've ever been asked in your line of work?
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Dec 17, 2016
Professional Santa Jeremy Rigby: 'Think about what makes a gift special'
Visiting Saint Nick on working off Christmas snacks and washing his beard with toothpaste.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Nov 26, 2016
Chef David Myers: 'Travel always helps me to create new ideas'
Culinary nomad on inspiration, Japanese citrus and Californian cuisine.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Nov 12, 2016
Artist Mayuka Thais: 'Remember to look at everything with wonder'
American art educator on body painting, Asian elephants and 'edutainment'
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Oct 8, 2016
Designer Tony Crosbie: 'Do what you want to do, not what's expected of you'
British stylist on interviewing soccer star Pele and hanging out with Jack Nicholson.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Sep 24, 2016
Multimedia producer Randall Murchison: 'Remain thankful for whatever makes you wiser'
Media coordinator on balancing art and industry.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Aug 13, 2016
Critic 'Iceman' Fukutome: 'Eating ice cream is delicious in the morning'
Ice cream investigator on ways to cope with brain freeze and this summer's best frozen product.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Jul 30, 2016
Makeup artist Zawachin: 'You can't accomplish anything if you don't even try'
Media personality Kaori Ozawa on makeup and music.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Jul 23, 2016
Baker Ian Gibbins: 'New experiences open new opportunities'
Owner of British deli and bakery on preserves and cold pork pies.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Jul 9, 2016
Contemporary artist Masa Samurai: 'I want to capture Japan's love of cute things'
Video producer on fatty tuna, animation and musical underwear.

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