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PERSONALITY PROFILE

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Feb 9, 2002
Graham Harris
"I suppose the biggest change for me over the last four years has been a move from a 25-year career as a corporate executive to an entrepreneur," Graham Harris said.
Japan Times
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Feb 2, 2002
Lynn Hannachi
"Particularly at the present time, it is important to us to present Arab countries in a positive light. There is so much negative writing in the media, we seize the opportunities we can to portray our countries in favorable aspects," said Lynn Hannachi.
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Jan 26, 2002
Sorious Samura
Last summer for its "Perspectives" series, CNN presented the documentary film "Exodus," made by Sorious Samura. Sorious, from Sierra Leone, said of that film: "To try and tell a story like this means witnessing tragedy and sometime playing with death. . . . I was never sure we'd return in one piece."...
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Jan 19, 2002
Paul Lucas
His potted biography as it appeared last year in a theater program reads: "Paul Lucas has been eight years in Tokyo, doing all this 'drama stuff.' A Seattle native, and consequently a Starbuck's addict, Paul has been 'doing' Tokyo's Starbuck's a lot lately to learn his lines. Once in a while his portable...
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Jan 12, 2002
Keiko Otsu
HELP stands for House in Emergency of Love and Peace. This shelter for Asian women and children was established in 1986 on the 100th anniversary of the Japan Women's Christian Temperance Union.
Japan Times
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Jan 5, 2002
Hiroshi Ito
When he was a merry little boy in Seijo in the '50s, Hiroshi Ito disliked having to practice playing the piano. As often as he could, he escaped to play outdoors with his friends. When he advanced to Meiji University, however, with the aid of an instruction book he taught himself to play the banjo. Once...
Japan Times
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Dec 29, 2001
Tetsuya Kobayashi
Early in his career at the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, when he was still on the bottom rung of the ladder, Tetsuya Kobayashi was sent to the Kamikochi Imperial Hotel. Part of his duties there were the cleaning-up operations. "I shall never forget my first experience," he said. "While I was working, I was...
Japan Times
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Dec 22, 2001
Thomas L. Wright
Part of the enduring fame of architect Frank Lloyd Wright stems from his having designed the old Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. His reputation was significantly enhanced when the Imperial Hotel, shortly after its 1923 opening, withstood the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that devastated Tokyo and Yokohama. Wright's...
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Dec 15, 2001
Jigme Goenpo Dorji
BHUTAN -- As it emerges from isolation, the land-locked, central Himalayan country of Bhutan still maintains an annual maximum number of tourists allowed to visit. With arrangements made and paid for in advance, tourists fly in to Paro by Druk Air, the only airline serving Bhutan's only airport. Guide-interpreters...
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Dec 8, 2001
Kazuko Honjo
When she speaks, Kazuko Honjo sets off an avalanche of words. She has ideas and energy, inborn talent and developed skills, insights and understanding. Now that she is taking stock and formulating plans, she has reached, she says, her turning point.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Dec 1, 2001
Patrick Carroll
From the sea to the sky: When he was living in southeast England, Patrick Carroll joined the Royal Naval Reserve, the "part-time navy." He served on small vessels, such as minesweepers and patrol vessels. When he came to Japan, he volunteered his services to the Royal Naval Association Japan Branch....
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Nov 24, 2001
Amy Jorrisch
"From my grandparents I always had an avid interest in theater. They took me to everything they could get tickets for. I have vivid memories of my grandfather's phenomenal singing voice, that seemed to send me a message to follow my dreams. But I intended to stay away from theater as a profession," said...
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Nov 17, 2001
John Roderick
The twin subjects of China and Japan dominated the 39 years that John Roderick spent as an AP correspondent. When Americans were barred from the People's Republic, he was based in Tokyo, becoming acknowledged as the No. 1 China watcher for the Associated Press. He had begun building his firsthand knowledge...
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Nov 10, 2001
Eiko Todo
Eiko Todo says there are "thousands of children in Japan suffering from unrecognized dyslexia. Even after it is recognized, the children have practically no support from teachers, nor local education authorities."
Japan Times
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Nov 3, 2001
Hirokazu Enatsu
It is now more than half a century since Dr. John Besford from Britain opened his dental office in the Masonic Building, Tokyo. When the property was demolished, he moved his practice to the new Mori Building 32 nearby. His facilities were remodeled as the Tokyo Clinic Dental Office.
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Oct 27, 2001
Maria Teresa de Avila
The wife of the ambassador of Ecuador to Japan is Mexican by birth. She has the aura of vivacity, color and spontaneity often associated with her compatriots. Maria Teresa de Avila was born in Monterrey, Mexico's important northern city that is modern and energetic.
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Oct 20, 2001
Daniel Kelly
In his painting as in his life, Daniel Kelly is quick, exuberant and inventive. An American, he grew up valuing individualism, originality and expression. Twenty years ago, already a Kyoto resident, he loved to paint in the country, in rain, fog, snow. "The heart of things," he explained. As he painted,...
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Oct 13, 2001
Koh Gabriel Kameda
Ten years ago, Koh Gabriel Kameda made his debut concert tour of Japan. He was 17 then, delicate and sensitive, and already confident and polished as exclusively a violinist. As soloist he had accumulated experience in concert performances with different orchestras playing in different countries. He...
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Oct 6, 2001
Hideo Takeda
In 1956 the College Women's Association of Japan held in Tokyo its first print show. Since then in an unbroken sequence the show has been an annual event, prestigious for the artists participating, felicitous for admirers and collectors of contemporary Japanese print art. For this year's show, CWAJ received...
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Sep 29, 2001
Peter Wain
Three years ago in London, Peter Wain held an exhibition of "qianjiang" painting on Chinese porcelain. Under the title "Awaiting Spring," the exhibition was acclaimed as "the first to be held anywhere in the world that is devoted entirely to qianjiang porcelain painting." At the time, Wain explained...

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