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Dancing to the tune of humanity

Lifestyle Sep 17, 2017

Dancing to the tune of humanity

Penniless and subsisting on only water for three weeks, Tokyo street-dweller Tokuchika Nishi thought he had come to the end of his life. "My money ran out and I thought it would be fine to just die a dog's death," says Nishi, 38, who had ...

Life indoors exacts toll on Koriyama children

National Mar 10, 2014

Life indoors exacts toll on Koriyama children

Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the ruined Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, barely know what it's like to play outside — fear of radiation has kept them indoors for much of their short lives. Though the strict safety ...