Japanese escape woes in 'Boogie Wonderland'

National Jan 8, 2003

Japanese escape woes in 'Boogie Wonderland'

Middle-aged disco lovers in Japan boogie to the sounds of a past era, when flares, platform shoes and gold medallions were cool and the economy was on the upswing. The disco boom of the '70s and '80s is enjoying a revival of sorts among older ...

Business Jan 8, 2001

Tokyo stocks likely to edge up

Share prices on the Tokyo Stock Exchange will likely edge up this week, spurred by the surprise U.S. credit easing and the yen's weakness against the dollar. The upside, however, will be limited due to selling by Japanese firms to unwind cross-shareholdings ahead of annual ...

National Aug 8, 2000

One man's fight to be a midwife

The baby looked pale as it started to emerge from the mother's body, worrying Hisateru Takikawa, who had been attending to the woman for hours since her labor started. At the time, he was 22 and practiced midwifery in one of his courses at nursing ...