Techie home comforts

Digital | ON: TECH Feb 18, 2017

Techie home comforts

by Chiho Komoriya

A polite talking ted You may remember Paro, the therapeutic seal robot that has been successful enough to be used by therapists to help dementia patients with stress. Well now NTT DoCoMo has now collaborated with toy firm Iwaya, electronics maker Vitec and communication doll ...

Business / Corporate Apr 28, 2015

Shiseido offers staff promotions as profits plunge 44.4%

Cosmetics maker Shiseido Co. will promote some 2,000 beauty consultants now employed on fixed-term contracts to regular employee status through qualification tests by 2017. It comes as Shiseido's group operating profit for the year to March 31 plunged 44.4 percent from the previous year to ...

Alterations of idealized beauty in China, Japan

Books / Reviews Mar 24, 2013

Alterations of idealized beauty in China, Japan

by Hiroaki Sato

THE SEARCH FOR THE BEAUTIFUL WOMAN: A Cultural History of Japanese and Chinese Beauty, by Cho Kyo (Zhang Jing), translated by Kyoko Selden. Rowman & Littlefield, 2012, 287 pp., $49.95 (hardcover) China has a phrase, "the four beautiful women," Cho Kyo (Zhang Jing), the Shanghai-born ...