/ Jan 6, 2014

Abe squandering good will


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's weakening public standing doesn't bode well for the "third arrow" of his economic plan — lower trade barriers, less regulation and a greater embrace of free-market principles.

'Directory of Edo Stars'

/ Jan 26, 2012

"Directory of Edo Stars"


Famous kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers and courtesans were the celebrities of Edo Period (1603-1867) Japan, and just as photographs, posters and other images help popularize today's film, TV and music personalities, ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) portraits of these Edo stars were coveted and passed around ...