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TELLING LIVES

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Feb 1, 2015
Bringing a 'cesspool to sushiland' life to the stage
"Coming to Japan was the best decision I've ever made," says Stefhen Bryan, loud and enthusiastically, contrasting with the frown he was making a moment earlier at the miso-flavored ramen he'd ordered and just tasted. "Should've gotten the salt-flavored."
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jan 11, 2015
Foreign female dean opens doors for Japan’s working women
A brush with sexual discrimination gave Robin Sakamoto the drive to succeed as a working mom and push for on-campus facilities at Kyorin to help parents.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jan 7, 2015
Egyptian sumo star Osunaarashi focuses on wrestling his way to the top
Osunaarashi's win against two yokozuna at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament last July generated a lot of excitement and boosted the Egyptian's hopes that with the victory, he was one step closer to attaining the professional sport's highest rank.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Dec 17, 2014
For TV celeb LiLiCo, success flows from adversity and preparation
Famous for her regular Saturday morning TV appearances as a film commentator on popular TBS show "King's Brunch," half-Swedish entertainer LiLiCo says her work is such fun it is the fundamental driving force in her life.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Nov 30, 2014
Stage veteran invites Tokyoites to try treading the boards
While Ann Jenkins has taken roles in numerous Tokyo International Players productions during her 24-year involvement with the group, she is just as active behind the scenes.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Nov 16, 2014
A slice less ordinary: the 'cheese guy' of Okinawa
Briton sells cheese-eating culture to Okinawa and a taste of the Ryukyus to the rest of Japan as a retirement hobby morphs into a business.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Oct 19, 2014
Renaissance man scours the globe for stories
Manuel Bruges has lived life to the full, as photographer, inventor, journalist, chef, boxer and more.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Sep 30, 2014
Quebecoise shines as 'minyo' singer
Learning to play the three-stringed Japanese traditional instrument shamisen topped Canadian Maud Archambault's list of things to do while in Japan. She arrived here in 2001 to explore one of her fields of study: Japanese culture.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Sep 7, 2014
Yoko and author's other furry friends help kids cope with childhood challenges
Rosemary Wells' stories — including a series about a Japanese kitten's experience at an American school — have been delighting children and adults alike around the world for over 40 years.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Aug 26, 2014
Afghan-born doctor keeps adopted Japan city healthy while still helping his native land
Since his first year of medical training at the Kyoto University-affiliated Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Afghanistan-born Khaled Reshad has worked harder than others to gain Japanese patients' trust.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Aug 24, 2014
Constructivist 'Pied Piper' of English education rebuilds after hitting rock bottom
David Paul lost almost everything when his Hiroshima-based company, David English House, tumbled like a house of cards in 2010.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jul 22, 2014
Linking Japan, Ukraine via songs
Nearly 20 years have passed since Nataliya Gudziy visited Japan for the first time, when she performed live with fellow members of the Ukrainian folk dance ensemble Chervona Kalyna, or Red Viburnum, named after Ukraine's national symbol.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jul 20, 2014
NPO chief builds a barrier-free world for the disabled and disadvantaged
The founder of two nonprofit organizations in Japan working across Asia, Michiyo Yoshida has become an expert on international philanthropy, teaching courses on NPOs at universities in Sapporo and traveling all over the nation to counsel others.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jun 29, 2014
Cartoonist Ernst captured 'fish-out-of-water' gaijin as they floundered
Having often been told by the Japanese that he would 'never understand' their culture because he was not one of them, American cartoonist Tim Ernst decided to embrace this notion and deploy it creatively.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jun 24, 2014
Kuronuma continues life's symphony in Japan
Having spent half a century of her life living abroad, mostly in Mexico, acclaimed violist Yuriko Kuronuma has returned to her homeland, where she continues to inspire many fans with her music.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jun 15, 2014
Activist yearns to return to a truly democratic Burma
From his adopted home in Tokyo, veteran democracy advocate Kyaw Kyaw Soe pushes for change in Myanmar and supports his fellow refugees in Japan.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Jun 10, 2014
Blue-eyed Austrian finds calling at shrine
Walking through the torii, or gateway, to the quiet and serene Konnoh Hachimangu Shrine in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward — minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Shibuya's main "scramble crossing" — and being welcomed by a blond and blue-eyed Shinto priest seems almost surreal.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
May 25, 2014
With one eye on the future, globe-trotter builds a foundation for change
Having lived in Punjab, California, London and Tokyo and set herself one huge goal after another, Sonia Dhillon-Marty is now trying to make a difference through her Tokyo-based nonprofit foundation.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
May 13, 2014
Message themes woven into songs by J-pop's Hart
Chris Hart's appearance on "Kohaku Uta Gassen," NHK's annual New Year's Eve music extravaganza last December, "became one of the two most memorable stages (of his career) so far," he said in a recent interview.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Apr 27, 2014
Hawaiian XLeague player Alo finds much that's familiar in his adopted land
For most people around the world, football means just what the word suggests: a sport played primarily with the feet in which the ball is rarely touched with the hands.

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Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores