Art, says New Zealand-based Jun Arita, is not about the money, it's about making connections and creating something meaningful.
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Whether good or bad, propelled by fate or duty, the director of arts and culture for the New Zealand-Japan Society of Auckland believes no experience is a wasted one.
An upbringing outside of Japan led Naoko Mori, then a teenager, to pursue varied career in acting
From the rice fields of Niigata Prefecture to the Catalonian culture of Barcelona, Ochiai's experience is reflected in his pastries and cakes.