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Mick Corliss
For Mick Corliss's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Jul 7, 2019
Potential in symbiotic ties, marketing yet to be tapped
Sanjeev Sinha prides himself on being a pioneer. The longtime Japan resident is hoping that he can help Japan and India to pioneer a relationship that better benefits not only both countries, but also the greater global community.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Feb 3, 2019
Adventurous choices lead to broadcasting in Japan
Peter Barakan is a familiar and comforting presence to many. People around the nation look forward to his radio programs, where he acts as a sound sommelier of sorts, serving up an eclectic dose of music.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Dec 30, 2018
Hard work, nonstop play in the world of Japanese TV
It is hard to imagine Dave Spector doing anything else. Although tempting to call the fun- and pun-loving force of energy that is Spector a workaholic, he enjoys what he does so much that his palpable passion makes "playholic" more accurate.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Oct 28, 2018
Serving a market that prizes craftsmanship over status
Lamborghini has historically been known for its raw speed, power and performance where the rubber meets the road. In the last few years, the company has stepped up its performance off the road when it comes to sales, which have surged globally and particularly in Japan, one of the companyu2019s key markets.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Oct 7, 2018
Global adventure spans over 20 years and counting
In the H&M Showroom perched above the streets of Tokyou2019s bustling Shibuya district, the calm demeanor of Lucas Seifert stands in stark contrast to the boisterous outside.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Jun 17, 2018
Unforeseen detour leads back to Japan, dream job
Somehow, Japan just seems to keep pulling Salem al-Marri back into its orbit. As the recently appointed country manager for the United Arab Emiratesu2019 flagship airline, Emirates, al-Marri is making himself at home in Tokyo.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY
Sep 17, 2011
American out to save boat-building art
Douglas Brooks is a man on a mission. A boat builder and craftsman originally from Connecticut, Brooks is committed to helping keep afloat the dying craft of traditional boat building in Japan.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Dec 26, 2006
Looking for just the right balance
Having trouble managing life, work and sundry commitments as 2006 speeds to a close? Looking for a refreshing resolution -- something challenging or even cultural -- to ring in the new year?
COMMUNITY
May 23, 2004
Show reflects growing 'green' economy
The words "Japanese technology" usually conjure up images of everything from cars and cameras to stereos and mobile phones.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 31, 2003
A river of creativity runs through it
Art is breaking out all over Kamiyama in Tokushima Prefecture. Mysterious arrangements of rocks are appearing in the verdant hills of this northeastern Shikoku town. Small wooden huts -- equipped with artistic stamps and ink pads for visitors to document their passage -- are dotted about the town. An abandoned grade school has morphed into an ad-hoc repository of carvings, paper creations and lamps crafted from trees.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY
May 18, 2003
Dusty wellspring of a 'cultural gem'
Chen Village's simple appearance belies something profound. This dusty hamlet of fewer than 3,000 people has had an impact on Chinese culture far out of proportion to its size, since this is where Taijiquan was born.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Feb 26, 2003
No sex please, we're pacifist
Sex and war. These two universals are, like their cousins death and taxes, woven into the very fabric of human history. And next week both the battle to procreate and the desire to dominate will be on the receiving end of ridicule as groups around the world -- and at least two in Tokyo -- give readings of the ancient Greek comedy "Lysistrata," by Aristophanes, to protest war against Iraq.
Japan Times
Uncategorized
Oct 25, 2002
China's environmental problems pose opportunities
Smoke curls into the sky from power plants, home heaters, factories and cars, poisoning the air. Rain runs in sheets off slopes stripped of trees, eroding valuable topsoil, sedimenting rivers, causing raging floods downstream, and later, droughts as land loses its capacity to hold water.
JAPAN
Sep 3, 2002
Summit should move toward people-based action: official
The World Summit on Sustainable Development currently under way in Johannesburg must move beyond rhetoric and commit to action if the global environment is to improve, according to a Foreign Ministry official knowledgeable about Africa.
JAPAN
Aug 17, 2002
Uncertainty overshadows Earth summit
The largest United Nations gathering in history is to start in Johannesburg in nine days' time, with nations reflecting on the progress -- or the lack of it -- toward achieving a more sustainable world over the past decade and wrangling over how to do a better job in the future.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Aug 15, 2002
Concrete forests glimpsed through four trees
Mike was upset when he heard that four gingko trees on the corner of a lot he can see from his Setagaya Ward house in Tokyo were to be cut down. A developer is to build six cookie-cutter homes on the 600-sq.-meter plot.
JAPAN
Aug 7, 2002
Ministry's new climate atlas designed to cool cities
The Environment Ministry is creating its first climate atlas, a fledgling attempt to chart atmospheric trends to spur more environmentally friendly city planning.
JAPAN
Aug 2, 2002
Tokyo cooling system in the pipeline
In an effort to curb Tokyo's ever-warming urban sprawl, the government is considering a massive project to cool the heart of the capital using an underground network of pipes -- tantamount to the world's largest radiator.
Japan Times
JAPAN / MUSEUM MUSINGS
Jun 22, 2002
Sumida venue showcases accessories made from hawksbill turtle shells
Along the Sumida River in Tokyo's old "shitamachi" district, a small, no-frills museum with three generations of tradition behind it is waiting to be discovered.
JAPAN
May 25, 2002
IWC meeting ends in a bitter divide
SHIMONOSEKI, Yamaguchi Pref. -- The International Whaling Commission's weeklong annual plenary meeting ended Friday with a ban on commercial hunting in place for another year but nations bitterly divided over aboriginal whaling.

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