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Serving a market that prizes craftsmanship over status

People | The Big Questions Oct 28, 2018

Serving a market that prizes craftsmanship over status

Name: Francesco Cresci Title: Managing Director of Lamborghini Japan and South Korea (since September 2016) URL: https://www.lamborghini.com/jp-en Hometown: Bologna, Italy Years in Japan: 2 Lamborghini has historically been known for its raw speed, power and performance where the rubber meets the road. In the last few years, the ...

Unforeseen detour leads back to Japan, dream job

People | The Big Questions Jun 17, 2018

Unforeseen detour leads back to Japan, dream job

Name: Salem al-Marri Title: Country Manager, Japan, Emirates (since February 2018) URL: www.emirates.com DOB: July 27, 1980 Hometown: Dubai Working years in Japan: 3 Somehow, Japan just seems to keep pulling Salem al-Marri back into its orbit. As the recently appointed country manager for the United Arab Emirates' flagship airline, ...

American out to save boat-building art

General 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. Hailing from the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, maritime connections have gradually taken over his ...

Looking for just the right balance

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? It may be that to shed your woes you need to take the ...

General 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. Now, though, growing awareness of "green" issues in this land of concreted coasts and dammed rivers is generating a wave of promising new technologies that consumers ...

A river of creativity runs through it

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 ...

Dusty wellspring of a 'cultural gem'

General 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. Taijiquan (otherwise known as Taichi and sometimes rendered as ...

No sex please, we're pacifist

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 ...

China's environmental problems pose opportunities

National 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 ...