Yura Alaiti Yusuf

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE Apr 14, 2007

Yura Alaiti Yusuf

This coming Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the annual Asia-Pacific Festival and Charity Bazaar is scheduled to be held in the ANA Hotel, Tokyo. More than 20 Asian and Pacific countries will set up booths of their own handicrafts, accessories and jewelry, ...

Pamela Bodle

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE Apr 7, 2007

Pamela Bodle

The Yokohama International Women's Club is holding its 52nd Azalea Tea from 10:30 a.m. on April 19 at the Hotel New Grand Yokohama. Its program includes a charity jazz concert, "Swing in Yokohama," performed by Eiji Hanaoka and the Swing Shots. A leader of ...

Patricia Cardenas

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE Mar 31, 2007

Patricia Cardenas

Patricia Cardenas, ambassador of Colombia, is chairperson of this year's Cherry Blossom Charity Ball. The International Ladies Benevolent Society's annual fund-raiser will be held April 13 at the Hotel Okura. Bogota, capital city of Colombia, is reputed to be a center of learning. It rejoices ...

Chandru G. Advani

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE Mar 24, 2007

Chandru G. Advani

This is the India Year in Japan 2007 and the Japan Year in India 2007. It is a significant time for every enterprise interested in the flow of information, goods and people between the two countries. This is also the 54th year of Chandru ...

Brian S. McElney

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE Mar 17, 2007

Brian S. McElney

The UNESCO designation of World Heritage sites is given to only a few selected cities. Bath in southwest England has the designation. Although it is called one of the best preserved 18th-century cities in the world, its origins go much further back in time. It ...

Bernard Krisher

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE Mar 10, 2007

Bernard Krisher

One interviewer called him "a mobile office." Others called him "a pusher, a hyperactive bundle of energy and ideas, a class act." Magazines referred to him as "a Japanese institution," and "a one-man United Nations." Of himself, several years later, Bernard Krisher, a retired journalist ...

Walter Roberts

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE Mar 3, 2007

Walter Roberts

His father asked him, when he was about 5 years old, what he wanted to be when he grew up. The little boy Walter Roberts replied, "I want to be an actor." "Father chuckled at that," Roberts said. At least he prepared his parents early ...

Toyoko Fry

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE Feb 24, 2007

Toyoko Fry

Lady Fry, wife of British Ambassador Sir Graham Fry, is director of the Art of Dining Exhibition on March 7. All proceeds from this event go to Refugees International Japan, a volunteer organization with world-wide relief projects. Lady Fry at the British Embassy, Japan, occupies ...

Amy Katoh

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE Feb 17, 2007

Amy Katoh

Champion of Japan's disappearing traditional crafts, longtime Tokyo resident Amy Katoh is an author and businesswoman. Her famous shop Blue & White testifies to her vision and imagination. Three international young women came together in 1975 and set up the shop Blue & White in ...

Tim Hornyak

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE Feb 10, 2007

Tim Hornyak

Freelance writer Tim Hornyak is the author of 'Loving the Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots.' He anticipates that the family robot will become a reality in Japan Tim Hornyak lives by a maxim. "You have to keep doing leaps of faith," ...