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Expatriates find uneasy refuge in Foreign Legion

National Feb 16, 2008

Expatriates find uneasy refuge in Foreign Legion

Getting money or a residence visa are two of the biggest motives for joining the French Foreign Legion. But two Japanese who joined about a year ago — Takeo Oshiro, 22, and Shingo Haebaru, 24 — had different reasons for joining the private army. "I did ...

Nagoya fire chief aiding Madagascar

National Jun 28, 2003

Nagoya fire chief aiding Madagascar

A firefighting commander from Nagoya is in Madagascar to organize volunteer fire brigades, which are in short supply, and is using the Japanese system and language to get his message across. Hisao Midorikawa, 54, was sent to Madagascar in September 2000 by the Japan International ...

Nagoya fire chief aiding Madagascar

National Jun 28, 2003

Nagoya fire chief aiding Madagascar

A firefighting commander from Nagoya is in Madagascar to organize volunteer fire brigades, which are in short supply, and is using the Japanese system and language to get his message across. Hisao Midorikawa, 54, was sent to Madagascar in September 2000 by the Japan International ...

National Jun 28, 2003

Nagoya fire chief aiding Madagascar

A firefighting commander from Nagoya is in Madagascar to organize volunteer fire brigades, which are in short supply, and is using the Japanese system and language to get his message across. Hisao Midorikawa, 54, was sent to Madagascar in September 2000 by the Japan International ...