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PERSONALITY PROFILE

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Sep 10, 2005
Nobuko Somers
LONDON -- In a Dickensian setting near the British Museum is a bookshop. Open the door, and the inviting musty smell of old books strikes you at once. On the ground floor, stacked shelves support books in English that "cover all aspects of the Far East and the Middle East." Rare books have their secure...
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Sep 3, 2005
Will Carter
LONDON -- "Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art."
Japan Times
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Aug 27, 2005
Hiroji Koide
When he was barely turned 30, Hiroji Koide became vice chairman of the International Exchange Committee of the Japan Chamber of Commerce. That marked the beginning of his active participation in public affairs, which still continues more than 46 years later. He is a jovial, outward-looking Nagano man,...
Japan Times
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Aug 20, 2005
Sindhura Gadde
When jewelry designer Kazuo Ogawa conceptualized "Wings of Love," he said, "In all cultures and civilizations, birds have always been significant in mythology and philosophy, literature and poetry, dance and music, art and crafts, fashion and jewelry." The third annual "Wings of Love" charity event,...
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Aug 13, 2005
Koka Fukushima
"One day I came across a solitary white dandelion growing on a high stone wall. That was my first encounter with plants, and amongst my earliest childhood recollections," said Koka Fukushima.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Aug 6, 2005
Puneet Nanda
"The sari," said Puneet Nanda in Tokyo, "is a most elegant and amazing garment."
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Jul 30, 2005
Michiyo Durt-Morimoto
Eleven years ago, Michiyo Durt-Morimoto did not go on her usual visit to Europe. She wrote to her longtime teacher in Belgium that she was preparing a book on her 25 years of artistic production. He replied that the book would mark the completion of only one period of her life, a "prelude of what is...
Japan Times
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Jul 23, 2005
Sathya Saran
"I think I am a good writer. That's the only skill I have," said Sathya Saran on a visit to Tokyo from Bombay.
Japan Times
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Jul 16, 2005
Kirk R. Patterson
This year, Temple University Japan received formal designation as the Japan campus of a foreign university. Before that, since 1982 in Tokyo, TUJ had the status of branch campus of Temple University in Philadelphia. U.S. Ambassador Thomas Schieffer in giving the keynote address at this year's TUJ commencement...
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Jul 9, 2005
Thierry Voisin
Each day, Thierry Voisin cycles both ways between his Hanzomon apartment and the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo. "I have new eyes here," he said. "For me, this is like another planet."
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Jul 2, 2005
G.B. Umesh
Mysore, a former princely state in India and the seat of an ancient ruling family, was always known for its fabulous wealth.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Jun 25, 2005
Tom Tsui
Three years ago Tom Tsui came to Tokyo to fill the position of deputy special representative of the World Bank.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / PERSONALITY PROFILE
Jun 18, 2005
Setsuko Ishii
"Art exists at the border between the ordinary and the extraordinary," Setsuko Ishii said. "Light is something that essentially cannot be bent, nor shaped, nor even held. Yet in holography light can be molded like clay, or woven like thread. Through holography I want to create a certain set of circumstances...
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Jun 11, 2005
Kiyomi Okukubo
Masaki Nakano, honorary professor of the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music, described Kiyomi Okukubo as "unique, with shyness and flamboyancy existing together. Her rusticity is her quality." He guided her graduation thesis on Kiso lunch boxes. Her chosen theme becomes less surprising as Kiyomi...
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Jun 4, 2005
Jon R. Greiner
"The Book of Lists" ranks public speaking as the foremost fear of people around the world, double that of fear of dying.
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May 14, 2005
Takashi Kikuchi
The College Women's Association of Japan is already preparing for its 50th anniversary print show in October. Proceeds from this show each year are allocated to CWAJ's scholarship and education fund. Most beneficiaries are female graduates of different nationalities planning advanced studies in Japan...
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May 7, 2005
Adrienne Westmore
Audiences at the dramas presented by Tokyo International Players exclaim at the costumes the actors and actresses wear on stage. Period costumes invite special praise and wonder. How is it possible for a volunteer organization to put on shows with people so authentically and richly dressed? The answers...
Japan Times
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Apr 30, 2005
Rosie Stancer
Only three women have ever on their own reached the South Pole. The first was a Norwegian skier. The second was a Briton, who covered the requisite 1,123 km in 42 days, a record that stands. The third was Rosie Stancer, also a Briton and the eldest of the three when at 43 she trekked solo in one of the...
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Apr 23, 2005
Nuzhat Niaz
"It is by God's grace that we are donors, not recipients. The sincerest form of gratitude is providing meaningful help to those weaker than ourselves."
Japan Times
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Apr 16, 2005
Christopher Powell
A schoolboy evacuee from London to North Wales during World War II, Christopher Powell said he "fell in love with the land and language of some of my forefathers." Born in Brazil, where his father worked for a British bank, he has Anglo-Welsh antecedents from his father, and Anglo-Scottish from his mother....

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