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TELLING LIVES

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Feb 27, 2019
One family slides into action to create an outdoor ice rink
After a long day of Christmas Eve celebrations with seven of their eight children, five of whom were visiting from overseas, Christoph and Satoko Odermatt got to work.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Feb 10, 2019
The man who set the bar for British pubs in Yokohama
British pubs are everywhere in Japan these days. They, along with their Irish counterparts, are common drinking venues for both expats and Japanese eager for a cozy, dimly lit atmosphere, hearty pub fare such as shepherd's pie, fish and chips, and a tempting variety of draft beers.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Feb 3, 2019
From cosplay fan to idol, Yuriko Tiger's journey has been a colorful one
It was 1964 when 19-year-old ye-ye singer Sylvie Vartan captured the hearts of Japanese cinemagoers in the French film "Cherchez l'idole," released here as "Aidoru o Sagase" and in English as "The Chase." Her track from that film, "La plus belle pour aller danser," was a hit here, selling more than a million copies.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Oct 24, 2018
Cameroon-born manga artist draws on a life in Japan less ordinary
Kansai-raised Rene Hoshino hopes his stories of growing up as a minority will resonate abroad as they have here.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Aug 29, 2018
Wanting to make a difference, Bolivia-born Noemi Inoue turned Japanese and entered politics
Shocked by gender inequality and wanting to do something about it, Noemi Inoue decided to naturalize and stand for her local council.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Aug 22, 2018
Osaka student fights for Syrians' right to study in safety in Japan
When Yahya Almasri heard Japan had closed the door on other students fleeing war, he decided he had to do something.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jul 22, 2018
'Miracle' lands Japan-based Bangladeshi doctor with a teaching career once dreamed of but denied
Sabina Mahmood is an associate professor and medical educator at Okayama University, and mentors incoming International Baccalaureate graduates and foreign students at the university.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
May 16, 2018
Swedish-Japanese swordsmith forges his destiny in Yamaguchi after trial by fire
Driving through the valleys outside Hofu in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Yasha Yukawa scours the surrounding rice paddies for the raw material he covets. He is constantly on the lookout for rice straw, but only the farmers that harvest the traditional way preserve it.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
May 9, 2018
Swedish life coach channels force of positive thinking
The soft sound of bodies moving in thick cotton fabric and naked feet stroking the dojo floor is interrupted by loud shouts, causing a man passing by on his bike to turn his head. Through the large windows, he watches the children and adults as they punch phantom antagonists before of them.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
May 2, 2018
Stressed out? Bathing in the woods is just what the doctor ordered
If you go down to the woods today — and you should — leave your smartphone behind. Find a spot by a bamboo grove or take shade under a camphor tree and immerse yourself in the total effect of shinrin-yoku, or "forest bathing."
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Feb 28, 2018
Florian Busch, the architect who floated the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium
Japan-based German architect warns that Tokyo risks squandering a historic chance to offer an ambitious, sustainable vision in 2020.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jan 17, 2018
‘To look good, you need to look masculine,’ says Ethan Newton of Bryceland’s Tailors, Tokyo
For Bryceland's proprietor, an outspoken critic of 'fast fashion,' mens' style inspiration begins with dustbowl America and ends with James Stewart.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Dec 24, 2017
Tony Cetera, 'Lone Ranger' of Tokyo's homeless, calls for a good deed a day
Tony Cetera is 79 years of age and has bad legs, but that doesn't stop him helping the homeless whenever he can.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Nov 1, 2017
Alex Kerr on Japan: From 'voice in the wind' to vindication
A quarter-century after his first book warned Japan of what it had to lose, Alex Kerr feels the nation is finally on the same page.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jul 26, 2017
The Japanese 'Tunnel Man' of Alaska: Not quite life on Mars, but pretty out-there
With his dream of inhabiting the red planet out of reach, Kenji Yoshikawa instead sought out similar landscapes on Earth and teaches kids about Mars-style permafrost.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jul 5, 2017
Unorthodox acupuncturist's point is to make sure you never have to come back
'It is my job to ensure that patients do not need to see me' is written in large letters on the web page of Thomas Blasejewicz, an acupuncturist from Germany who practices in Hayama.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
May 31, 2017
Puppeteer pulls the strings from the sticks of Toyama, with a point to prove
From Toyama to schools far and wide, Jack Lee Randall lives his lesson — that art can thrive wherever people are.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
May 10, 2017
Skills forged in Kyushu, blades forged in Oregon
After failing to win respect for his craft in Japan, 17th-generation bladesmith Murray Carter brought the Yoshimoto name to Portland.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Mar 22, 2017
Author returns to China civil war siege that haunts her, still seeking honor for its dead
Scarred by her childhood ordeal in Changchun, Homare Endo channeled her energies into helping Chinese students in Japan.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Mar 8, 2017
New Zealander is on a mission to turn Japan green, one balcony at a time
Quakes of 2011 in Christchurch and Tohoku put Kiwi on the path to self-reliance and sustainability.

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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