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TELLING LIVES

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Nov 23, 2016
For 'student of life' Angela Ortiz, lessons from family and 'Grit MBA' from Tohoku led to dream job
'Being a single parent and main role model for my daughter, I have often wondered: What am I showing my daughter by what I do with my life?' says Angela Ortiz.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Nov 2, 2016
A portrait of the tattooist as a nice young man
'Otattoo' artist Hori Benny overcame prejudice, poverty and punishing training to blaze an inky trail through Osaka.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Oct 12, 2016
Godiva chief finds modern business lessons in the ancient art of the bow
Arriving in Japan in 1985, Jerome Chouchan wasted little time enrolling in an archery dojo in Tokyo, a first step that has taken him to the elevated title of renshi and the rank of fifth dan.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Oct 12, 2016
For Godiva boss, outcome follows form, in business as in archery
In his book titled 'Target,' Jerome Chouchan shares how the philosophy of Japanese archery increased company performance and made business more enjoyable.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Apr 6, 2016
Tokyo violin maker's apprentice fulfills lifetime dream at 81
Japan Times Community article rekindled Tokyo academic's thwarted 70-year ambition to craft a thing of beauty.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Mar 16, 2016
Kyoto monk on a mission opens his doors to diversity
Business-savvy Zen abbot invites media attention, praise and criticism with his embrace of same-sex weddings.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Feb 24, 2016
NGO's Japanese founder foments organic revolution in Vietnam
Seed to Table helps locals rediscover lost agricultural wisdom and pull themselves out of poverty with duck and cow 'banks.'
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Feb 3, 2016
Japanese Odissi dancer masters Indian classical art form
Masako Ono's skills in this ancient style of dance have won her kudos and success in her adopted land of India.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jan 20, 2016
Hatoyama dreams of a Japan anchored within a united Asia
Former leader apologizes for his failures as PM and shares his views on Fukushima, Tokyo 2020 and his hopes for Okinawa, Japan and the wider region.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Nov 11, 2015
Mr. Cherry, Japan's No. 1 record-breaker, is 'officially amazing'
Cherry Yoshitake has broken more world records than any other Japanese person, but there's every chance you've never heard of him.
Japan Times
JAPAN / TELLING LIVES
Sep 4, 2015
Patrick Harlan, an American who can make the Japanese giggle
Japan's entertainment business is a come and go affair. Hundreds of local and foreign talents have entered the spotlight with a joke or two, only to vanish a year or two later when their gags ran out of chuckle.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Aug 12, 2015
Surai Sasai: a Buddhist monk battling the caste dragon
Japan-born monk's lifelong mission to convert millions of India's Dalits has won him legions of followers, but also led to threats to his life.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jul 8, 2015
Late marine's message lives on in Okinawa and Vietnam
U.S. Marine Allen Nelson first visited Okinawa in 1966 when the entire island was under American control and functioned as its springboard for the war in Vietnam. For two weeks, Nelson and his fellow new recruits spent their days practising guerilla warfare at Camp Hansen, central Okinawa, then in the nights, they headed into civilian areas to drink, fight and look for women. In later interviews, Nelson recalled drunken U.S. Marines beating taxi drivers and bar workers unconscious: "When we are coming to town, we don't leave our violence on military bases. We bring our violence into towns with us."
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jun 21, 2015
Governance guru pushes Japan Inc. to open up and diversify
Former trailblazing dean Christina Ahmadjian finds her balance between the classroom and boardroom.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jun 17, 2015
A mother's ordeal, passed down as an anti-war lesson
A daughter stays true to the anti-war message left in her mother's harrowing account of the Battle of Okinawa.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
May 20, 2015
YouTuber Ken Tanaka tweaks the nose of our obsession with identity
The best way to talk to (and about) the entertainer and artist Ken Tanaka is to discuss his YouTube videos, of which there are many, and which vary wildly in terms of popularity, production and themes. But first, some biography:
Japan Times
JAPAN / TELLING LIVES
May 13, 2015
Nagoya DJ brings Japanese history to life
Chris Glenn's participation in relief efforts in the disaster-hit Tohoku region made the news in 2011, when as a member of a group of pilots he flew a helicopter to deliver food, water and medicines for evacuees.
Japan Times
JAPAN / TELLING LIVES
Apr 16, 2015
Expat champions tastes, roots of rural Japan
American Justin Potts, 33, is more fascinated with Japan's rural countryside than most Japanese and vexed by their lack of appreciation for its natural beauty, agricultural bounty and artistic cuisine.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Apr 15, 2015
Family overcomes learning and health challenges to make cafe dream a reality
Originally a nurse by profession, Rhonda Tezuka is overcoming cultural barriers and helping others to take charge of their own health and welfare.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Mar 29, 2015
Hell of war reaffirmed joys of the simple life for Okinawan, 102
For a man who once narrowly escaped execution after being forced to dig his own grave, 102-year-old Okinawan Shoko Nagamine is doing remarkably well.

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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