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Imogen Pullan
For Imogen Pullan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Dec 8, 2018
Yuzu is Britain's in-vogue citrus fruit
The Japanese yuzu citrus fruit has become so popular and expensive in Britain that people have started to grow their own.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Nov 16, 2018
Japanese expat overcame 'color bar' to become decorated war hero for Britain in WWI
During the early days of World War I, a young Japanese man who had left his country behind seeking a new life enlisted in the British Army to fight the Germans.
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JAPAN
Nov 16, 2018
Skydiving Welsh grandma brings the power of touch to people with disabilities in Japan
Since retiring 25 years ago, Dilys Price has founded a successful charity, been honored by Queen Elizabeth II, modeled for a top fashion line and set a world record for being the oldest female skydiver.
Japan Times
CULTURE
Aug 20, 2018
British B&B becomes an unlikely site of a 'pilgrimage' for fans of anime 'Kin-iro Mosaic'
Tucked away down a leafy country lane 160 kilometers west of London, Fosse Farmhouse looks like any other picturesque Cotswolds bed and breakfast with its honey stone facade and tranquil garden.
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JAPAN
Aug 2, 2018
A Bulgarian love story: Athletes tied the knot at 1964 Tokyo Games in grand style
The morning before the closing ceremony of the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, two young Bulgarian athletes waited nervously in the athletes village in Yoyogi Park.
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 25, 2018
North Koreans no longer find safe refuge in Britain
When she was young and it had snowed overnight, Park Ji Hyun would go outside and build a snowman. Then she would pour a kettle of boiling water over its head to destroy it.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Feb 1, 2018
U.S. researcher credits Japanese media for portraying Paralympians in athletic light
The Japanese media have finally begun portraying athletes with disabilities as elite in their own right, rather than focusing on what they are unable to do, according to an American academic researching the subject.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Nov 8, 2017
Japanese pickles are the key to getting kids to eat greens, Danish gastrophysicist says
A prominent Danish gastrophysicist has made a bold claim: He believes he can get children to not only eat broccoli but enjoy it too.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 29, 2017
Japanese knotweed scourge: British and Kyushu scientists identify key to tackling plant invasion
Scientists in Britain may have finally found the answer to the perennial menace of Japanese knotweed, although it has come too late for one unfortunate pensioner.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 28, 2017
British schoolgirl 13th non-Japanese to bag Ito En haiku contest, trip to Japan
A British schoolgirl has become the 13th foreign winner of a Japanese tea company's poetry competition with her ode to a newly cut lawn in autumn.

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