You don't have to go broke to have fun this summer

Jul 13, 2017

You don't have to go broke to have fun this summer

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The sweaty months of July through September in Tokyo can evoke a sense of climatic dread among visitors and residents alike, not to mention palpitation-inducing budgetary concerns. There's a widespread misconception that summer in the metropolis either translates to woeful binge-watching of TV series ...

Japan’s 'kanban' are still hanging in there

Jun 18, 2017

Japan’s 'kanban' are still hanging in there

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Little information remains about the personal life of the artisan Kojiro Shimizu. His personality and interests, his passions and motivations — all are shrouded in mystery. What we know is that he worked in Kyoto in the late 19th and early 20th century and ...

Toddlers playing with touchscreens sleep less

Apr 22, 2017

Toddlers playing with touchscreens sleep less

The more toddlers play with touchscreen devices, the less they sleep, according to a study released on April 13. For every additional hour using a touchscreen phone or tablet during the day, children aged 6 months to 3 years slept nearly 16 minutes less in ...