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Unforeseen detour leads back to Japan, dream job

| 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

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

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 ...

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

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'

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

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

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 ...

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. "It will be a success if action-oriented decisions are taken, ...

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 ...