Hubert Durt

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE Jun 9, 2007

Hubert Durt

by Vivienne Kenrick

Japan's constitutional peace guarantee was, and still is, the main cause of Dr. Hubert Durt's admiration for this country. It was the magnet that drew him here. "Moreover," he said, "in the late '50s, Buddhist studies, including the texts in Chinese, were possible only in ...

V.C. Lingam

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE Jun 2, 2007

V.C. Lingam

by Vivienne Kenrick

The attraction of higher education in Japan first brought V.C. Lingam here from Singapore. "I read a few books, and I thought why not?" he said. That was a very long time ago. He is 93 now, and a permanent resident of Japan. When he ...

Profile: Tomisaku Kawasaki

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE May 26, 2007

Profile: Tomisaku Kawasaki

by Vivienne Kenrick

Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki bears the distinction of having his name attached to a little-known children's disease. This naming was not something that he, a modest man, sought. The first time he saw the illness was in a 4-year-old boy in 1961. "I could make no ...

Tetsuzo Inumaru

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE May 19, 2007

Tetsuzo Inumaru

by Vivienne Kenrick

When the first Imperial Hotel opened in Tokyo in 1890, it was a wooden, three-storied, Western-styled building. Its successor, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opened in 1923, the day before the Great Kanto Earthquake devastated much of the city. Stories are legion of Tetsuzo ...

Kylie Schuyler

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE May 12, 2007

Kylie Schuyler

by Vivienne Kenrick

"My interest in the M.S. Swaminathan Foundation stems from the vision of humanist and scientist Professor Swaminathan himself. His ideas and projects appeal to me greatly because by empowering people they are all aimed at the elimination of poverty. Swaminathan's focus has the potential ...

Katherine Cash

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE May 5, 2007

Katherine Cash

by Vivienne Kenrick

How is it possible for someone to follow two parallel, dissimilar, and successful careers? Katherine Cash, now of Tokyo, is a professional violinist in demand for concert tours, television appearances and recordings. She is also founder and president of her own company NeuRobotics in ...

Theodore McNelly

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE Apr 28, 2007

Theodore McNelly

by Vivienne Kenrick

In his book "Witness to the 20th Century" Theodore McNelly presents an autobiography officially beginning with his birth in Wisconsin in 1919. In fact, the time span he covers goes back even further. His grandfather, a missionary, taught at a school in Kanazawa in ...

John Kaizan Neptune

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE Apr 21, 2007

John Kaizan Neptune

by Vivienne Kenrick

"The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune," John Kaizan Neptune said. He speaks as a professional musician of 30 years' standing. Having studied the bamboo flute, he brought to it his background in jazz, thereby earning a reputation for versatility and "a technically sophisticated ...

Yura Alaiti Yusuf

People | PERSONALITY PROFILE Apr 14, 2007

Yura Alaiti Yusuf

by Vivienne Kenrick

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

by Vivienne Kenrick

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

by Vivienne Kenrick

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

by Vivienne Kenrick

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 ...