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Reaching young people with music

Community Sep 26, 2009

Reaching young people with music

When someone asks his age, Michael Di Stasio sometimes responds that it is the same as the late king of pop, Michael Jackson: "May he rest in peace." He shares a couple more things with the pop legend, including a first and middle name and ...

Working humbly to serve everyone

Community Aug 8, 2009

Working humbly to serve everyone

Ian De Stains has a place in a decades-old British order of chivalry created by King George V in 1917. Yet after knowing him, this may be hard to believe. De Stains forwent a trip to Buckingham Palace in 1993 to accept his title as ...

Lifetime of travels at root of keen insights into Japan

Community Jul 25, 2009

Lifetime of travels at root of keen insights into Japan

One person you want to meet for a coffee in Tokyo: Stephen Mansfield. The British author and photojournalist has written 10 books (14, including collaborative work) and produced over 2,000 published articles for newspapers, magazines and journals since 1992. Among his many awe-inspiring experiences ...

Community May 30, 2009

Writer answers ceaseless call for stimulation

Mark Schreiber was the first foreign writer in Japan to cover the wildly popular phenomenon of capsule hotels. The American-born author, journalist, translator and longtime Japan resident spent a night back in 1980 at the first of Japan's such hotels — The Capsule Inn ...