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U.S. 'henro' tell story of Shikoku temple trek

National Feb 13, 2014

U.S. 'henro' tell story of Shikoku temple trek

With a tent and bicycles, two American women in their 20s conquered 1,500 km in 16 days in September 2012 to complete the famous Shikoku pilgrimage of 88 temples. The temples, the scenery and most of all the local people's generous hospitality made such a ...

Woman makes her mark in papercraft

National Nov 28, 2013

Woman makes her mark in papercraft

Yuko Narumi, a 21-year-old woman who once dreamed of becoming an illustrator, has abandoned the pencil and plunged into the ancient craft of making paper by hand. Narumi works at the Tenjin paper mill in her hometown of Uchiko in Ehime Prefecture, providing new blood ...

National Jul 17, 2010

First female captain no quitter

OSAKA — Ari Fuji was not deterred when she was deemed too small for admission to the government-affiliated pilot training school. Instead, she went to the United States to get a pilot's license and became Japan's first female captain for commercial passenger flights this ...