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PERSONALITY PROFILE

Japan Times
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Jan 28, 2006
Yuko Nishimura
"I was lucky, in a way," Yuko Nishimura said. "I did most of the things I wanted. I like what I am doing now."
Japan Times
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Jan 21, 2006
Alexei Rumiantsev
"Ragtime," Alexei Rumiantsev said, "is the first genuine American music, a mix of Afro-American and European tradition. Ragtime gave birth to jazz. When I was 14, my father was working in the old Czechoslovakia. For my birthday he brought me from there an album of Duke Ellington, the 'New Orleans Suites.'...
Japan Times
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Jan 14, 2006
Robert Ryker
On Jan. 27, the world of music will celebrate the 250th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In his honor, a yearlong calendar of events is taking place, centering on his birthplace, Salzburg in Austria.
Japan Times
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Jan 7, 2006
Pamela Weinsaft
A young lawyer on her own in Tokyo, Pamela Weinsaft feels securely independent and completely at home here. She first came to Japan in 1995 to study for a semester at Temple University Law School in Tokyo. She said: "Perhaps 10 years ago, Japan seemed more 'exotic,' but I think one of the things that...
Japan Times
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Dec 31, 2005
Gen Okamoto
Gen Okamoto sees himself as an illustrator rather than a fine artist. For that reason, in his printmaking he uses different techniques to produce "tones and softer shadows, a kind of texture," which he is looking for as the most desirable for his kind of creative expression. Sometimes people ask him...
Japan Times
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Dec 24, 2005
Shi Yu Chen
Step inside Argo restaurant and library cafe in Kojimachi, Tokyo, and you might suppose yourself in the dining lounge of a luxury yacht. It is true you don't look out over Greek islands. Instead, you have a high view of the moat and the parkland of the Imperial Palace, and the complex of the British...
Japan Times
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Dec 17, 2005
Lee Colegrove
In 1965, his senior class was studying drama in Lee Colegrove's university English course. The students asked him, "Can we continue to read drama after we graduate?" Pleased, he set up for them a reading group to meet regularly in his Tokyo apartment.
Japan Times
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Dec 10, 2005
Kazumi Okamura
Before becoming a government servant, Kazumi Okamura worked for 17 years as a corporate lawyer. She believes she did her work well. "And I think I developed the reverse side, my inner world," she said. Now with a unit of the Ministry of Justice, and bearing the awesome title of attorney in the Supreme...
Japan Times
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Dec 3, 2005
Tony Hogg
His friends are very important to Tony Hogg. From his home in Brisbane, Australia, he keeps in touch with them wherever they are in the world, and plans to visit them whenever he can. Friendships from his Japan days go back more than 30 years, while those originally forged in Australia go back even further....
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Nov 26, 2005
Richard Quest
Almost 20 years ago, viewers of the BBC World Service used to watch a British television reporter whose agile, distinctive style excited comment. "Unconventional," some said. "Quirky," said others, "original and mold-breaking."
Japan Times
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Nov 19, 2005
Renuka Chowdhury
"Democracy gives opportunities," said Renuka Chowdhury. "There I was, a married woman, expecting my second child. I became active in politics, and have now been a member of Parliament for 20 years. I got onto a roller coaster, full of thrills and ups and downs. Sometimes it allows you no control."
Japan Times
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Nov 12, 2005
Christine Ishikawa
Within the first month of her arrival in Japan in 1989, Chris Ishikawa joined the Yokohama International Women's Club. She was a foreign bride then, living in a Japanese neighborhood, and feeling lonely. She said: "I read a writeup in a local newspaper about YIWC's outing to an antiques dealer. I went...
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Nov 5, 2005
Beverly Nakamura
"Although Japan gives the impression of being a rich country, there is still need out there. Everything cannot be covered. The International Ladies Benevolent Society tries to fill the cracks that get overlooked. ILBS still means a great deal to a lot of people and institutions. I am proud to be part...
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Oct 29, 2005
Yuki Akimoto
Yuko Akimoto and her brother began the right way by choosing their parents well. Their father, Minoru Akimoto, has an M.A. from Michigan State University. From a business career at the top, he retired as executive vice president of Itochu Corp. Their poetic, music-loving mother, Taeko, runs her own musical...
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Oct 22, 2005
Margarita Carrillo de Salinas
"The most important room in our house in Mexico was the huge kitchen. We six children went in with our bicycles; our mother was cooking, we all helped. Our grandparents were there -- our father, a lawyer, was always encouraging family life around the table. That is the way I got my interest in food,"...
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Oct 15, 2005
Man Zhuang
This year Man Zhuang is exhibiting for a second time in the print show sponsored by the College Women's Association of Japan. This young woman is Chinese, an art student from Shanghai. She is also a dentist.
Japan Times
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Oct 8, 2005
Conor Hanratty
Conor Hanratty of Ireland says there is obvious benefit in studying a subject ranking amongst the less sought-after. When he enrolled in Royal Holloway, University of London, for his master's degree in Greek theater performance, he was one of only four in his class. Undoubtedly he did not require individual...
Japan Times
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Oct 1, 2005
Lena Heslin
ISLES OF SCILLY, England -- The helicopter from Penzance in southwest England takes 20 minutes to fly its scenic route to St. Mary's, the main island of Scilly. Down below the rugged coastline of dramatic cliffs, smugglers' caves and secret coves, a green, open headland tapers to Land's End at the tip...
Japan Times
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Sep 24, 2005
Geraldine Twilley
LONDON -- In the 25 years that she has lived in Japan, Geraldine Twilley has balanced her serious work with free-time fun. When she was a young woman on her own, going for the first time to Tokyo, she showed the enterprise and spiritedness that are still her characteristics. Currently she is in London...
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Sep 17, 2005
Kingsley-Rowe Potter
MADELEY, England -- As many retired English people like to do, June Kingsley-Rowe Potter lives in the countryside. She takes her dog on long-distance walks around Madeley. She cares for her garden. She volunteers for charity work, and enjoys traveling. For her research into local history, she reads ancient...

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