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American aspires to fulfill childhood dream as geisha in Japan

Lifestyle Jan 18, 2017

American aspires to fulfill childhood dream as geisha in Japan

In modern times joining the fascinating yet cloistered world of a geisha — even for young Japanese girls — is rare indeed. But if you weren't born Japanese and still harbor aspirations of becoming one of the traditional teahouse entertainers, though it's probably easier than ...

Business | FOCUS Oct 9, 2013

TPP talks end upbeat but year-end deadline uncertain

The 12 Pacific Rim countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations declared they have made significant progress as they wrapped up a series of meetings Tuesday in Bali, Indonesia, but whether they can meet their target of concluding a deal by the end ...