| Oct 8, 2010

Movie program offers some Japanese gems

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For foreign residents, monolingual or no, Tokyo International Film Festival offers a good chance to see new Japanese films with subtitles, especially in three of the main sections: Competition, Special Screenings and Japanese Eyes. In the Competition section this year, two Japanese films will vie ...

Pearl-diving sirens return

| Aug 20, 2010

Pearl-diving sirens return

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The castaway on a deserted tropical isle has inspired everything from "Robinson Crusoe" to innumerable New Yorker cartoons — but it was no joke to Kazuko Higa, the young wife of an assistant plantation overseer living on the small Pacific island of Anatahan in ...