Hands-on diplomacy reveals charms of Nicaragua

People | The Big Questions Sep 17, 2018

Hands-on diplomacy reveals charms of Nicaragua

Located on the ninth floor of a nondescript commercial building in Nishi-Azabu, and identifiable only because of a row of United Nations-like flags outside, the diminutive yet cheery offices of the Embassy of the Republic of Nicaragua are perhaps parallel to that country's influence ...

Combining science and culture for a healthier diet

People | The Big Questions Jul 29, 2018

Combining science and culture for a healthier diet

Former Miss Universe Japan nutritionist and bestselling author Erica Angyal, whose titles include “Sekai 1 No Bijo Ni Naru Diet” and “Gorgeous Skin in 30 Days,” understands the virtues of the Mediterranean diet, globally recognized as rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, lean ...

Importance of friendship transcends march of time

People | The Big Questions Apr 23, 2018

Importance of friendship transcends march of time

A former high-flying chemical engineer working in fertilizer development and management, it's no surprise that Indonesia's Ambassador to Japan Arifin Tasrif, was once working all across the Indonesian archipelago in Borneo, Sumatra and Java. Of no less importance, especially given his current role, is ...