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Hit rewind: Sony Walkman triggers nostalgia on 40th birthday

Business Aug 14, 2019

Hit rewind: Sony Walkman triggers nostalgia on 40th birthday

Once the icon of the Japanese electronics industry and a must-have device, Sony's Walkman turned 40 this year and like its now middle-aged fans is clinging to its youth with high-tech updates. On July 1, 1979, as the global economy suffered through the second oil ...

Elderly Japanese pine for return to Northern Territories

National Nov 6, 2018

Elderly Japanese pine for return to Northern Territories

Yoi Hasegawa still remembers when armed Soviet soldiers burst into her house just days after Japan surrendered at the end of World War II and tried to drag away her teenage sister. At gunpoint, her father shielded his daughters in their home on the island ...