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For Mark Mccord's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

/ Apr 4, 2001

Hopkins gets the job done

NEW YORK --An awed hush descends as Sir Anthony Hopkins enters the room, quickly darting to his seat like a man eager to get a job finished as quickly as possible. He sits down agitatedly and fiddles with the microphone before him. When he ...

Feb 25, 2001

Helping quake victims with paper-tube houses

NEW YORK -- It may be drawn from a deep feeling of responsibility or a perverse sense of guilt, but when architect Shigeru Ban sees the suffering earthquakes bring, he feels compelled to act. Shigeru Ban "Earthquakes don't kill people," he said in serious, hushed tones. ...

Feb 22, 2001

Zagat updates guide to Tokyo's best eateries

Not a single local-cuisine restaurant appears in the 10 top eateries of this year's Tokyo Zagat Survey, the annually updated eatery guide that many in the West consider the diner's bible. The survey of more than 3,000 restaurants throughout the city placed establishments serving French, ...