Tag - science



Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 20, 2013
The shadow biosphere: life on Earth, but not as we know it
Across the world's great deserts, a mysterious sheen has been found on boulders and rock faces. These layers of manganese, arsenic and silica are known as desert varnish and they are found in the Atacama desert in Chile, the Mojave desert in California, and in many other arid places. They can make the desert glitter with surprising color and, by scraping off pieces of varnish, native people have created intriguing symbols and images on rock walls and surfaces.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Mar 20, 2013
This is one museum where kids will have a blast
Once a month, it will be my goal to help you and your kids get the most out of Tokyo. This city is full of opportunities to learn and have fun, and I've been seeking out these opportunities ever since my first-born arrived 10 years ago.
Japan Times
Feb 16, 2013
Environmental sea disaster threatens world's future
An environmental catastrophe with greater economic impact than the global financial crash is occurring on the high seas, according to former British foreign secretary David Miliband.
LIFE / Lifestyle
Feb 4, 2013
Extroverts fail, and introverts flounder, but the rest of us will probably succeed
Spend a day with any leader in any organization, and you'll quickly discover that the person you're shadowing, whatever his or her official title or formal position, is actually in sales. These leaders are often pitching customers and clients, of course. But they're also persuading employees, convincing suppliers, sweet-talking funders or cajoling a board. At the core of their exalted work is a less glamorous truth: Leaders sell.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art / Japan Pulse
Oct 17, 2012
Bunpei Yorifuji's 'Wonderful Life with the Elements'
We think Bunpei Yorifuji's Wonderful Life with the Elements is just wonderful.
Feb 3, 2010
Critical labor negotiations
The annual wage negotiations have started amid difficult economic conditions, including a high unemployment rate topping 5 percent and a prevailing fear of a second recessionary dip. The Japanese economy is in such bad shape that the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo), Japan's largest labor organization, has given up seeking an increase in basic pay. Instead, Rengo will concentrate on securing a periodic wage increase based on age or years of service. A guideline for wage talks issued by the Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren), Japan's strongest business lobby, attaches importance to firm control of personnel costs and calls not only for the rejection a base-pay raise, but also for decreases in periodic raises in pay and allowances.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on