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WEEK 3

Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
Sep 14, 2013
Rescuing gadgets from the golden age of 'Made in Japan'
Piles of old electronic gadgetry, most of it out of order, clutter Junichi Matsuzaki's "studio" on the first floor of an aging public apartment building in Adachi Ward in northeastern Tokyo. To visitors the outdated technology may look like junk, but to the 53-year-old self-proclaimed consumer electronics collector, it's treasure.
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
Sep 14, 2013
Seed bank sprouts support a-plenty
In a sunny corner of Tomoko and Kenji Usui's garden, surrounded by marigolds and goldenrod, there stands a peculiar little house. The thatched roof is tall and pointy like a witch's hat, with flowers growing around the brim. The porch is wide and shady, with a handmade wooden chair on it inviting visitors to take a rest. Imprinted in its plaster walls are stars made of wheat, pumpkin-seed hearts — and a fragment of a poem by Rumi, a 13th-century Persian mystic, spelled out in buckwheat: "Unfold your own myth."
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
Sep 14, 2013
Olympic stars of the future look forward to 2020
Thursday night was warm and clear in Yokohama. A cloudless, gradually darkening sky stretched over the 400-meter track at the Yamato Sports Center — seemingly boundless in its ability to absorb the shouts and laughter coming from the 20 boisterous young members of the Yokohama Athlete Club, who had gathered for their weekly training session.
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
Aug 17, 2013
How green is Tohoku's 'Green Connections' project?
On its surface, the plan seems like an environmentalist's dream come true: Take wreckage from the March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region of Honshu and pile it along the washed-out coastline; cover the crumbled concrete and broken wood with soil; then top it all with trees.
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
Aug 17, 2013
Shock-and-awe art fills festival streets with fun
"Are you tourist?" asked the man seated beside me on the early afternoon flight from Tokyo's Haneda airport to Kochi in Shikoku. He spoke in hesitant English.
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
Aug 17, 2013
Image-flip for male rhythmic gymnasts
Smirks and snickering tend to greet any mention of "men's rhythmic gymnastics," as the phrase conjures up images of chaps in tights prancing around swinging ribbons or clutching squeezy balls to their chests like the sport's female exponents.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / WEEK 3
Jul 20, 2013
Stuffed-toy savior shares secrets of his plush lifestyle
A chap doesn't often talk about his teddy bear in public, let alone bare all to eternal cyberspace through a national newspaper. But someing so extraordinary happened to mine of late that I've resolved to throw caution to the wind, to defy, umm, teddiquette — and to come clean.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / WEEK 3
Jul 20, 2013
Fuji meet wrestles with issues common to commons worldwide
Last month, just before the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization announced Mount Fuji's designation as a World Cultural Heritage Site for its religious and artistic significance, 430 learned visitors descended on its lower northern slopes.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / WEEK 3
Jul 20, 2013
On the trail of bear hunters' heritage
Takashi Yoshikawa is no easy man to figure out. Trim and well tanned, the 63-year-old owns a small ryokan (traditional inn) nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Shirakami Mountains which straddle 130,000 hectares of Aomori and Akita prefectures, and whose 17,000 hectares of beech forests were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site 20 years ago.
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
Jun 16, 2013
Family-crest master fears he's one of a dying breed
Dressed in a black kimono and wearing a pair of eye-catching black, triple-framed spectacles, Shoryu Hatoba straightens his back as he sits on the tatami floor of his quaint studio in Ueno, central Tokyo, holding a pair of bamboo compasses fitted with a brush dipped in ink in place of a pencil.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / WEEK 3
Jun 16, 2013
Insecticides pit trees against bees
"That's where they're going to spray."
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
May 19, 2013
Fukushima photos focus on what can't be seen
Photographer Tomoki Imai has been a blur of activity since we reached the lookout point halfway up 601-meter Mount Higakure in the Futaba district of Fukushima Prefecture.
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
May 19, 2013
Learning to live with your death
It can be a big challenge, even a burden, to strategize your life and prioritize your goals u2014 and then stick to them.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / WEEK 3
May 19, 2013
The other costs of concrete
Where does concrete come from? The material has become such a pervasive symbol of human alienation from nature that it's tempting to assume it's just another brutish product of the 18th-century Industrial Revolution.
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
Apr 21, 2013
New moves to save Japan's sacred trees from a fiery end
Spend a while walking the streets of any Japanese city and you are bound to notice it: Here and there among the concrete towers, shops and bustling streets, you'll find clusters of trees. In some places, five or 10 stately Japanese cedars provide a patch of welcome shade. In others a full-fledged urban jungle hums, in season, with cicadas, honeybees and songbirds. You might even spot a few trees belted with ropes of twisted straw and hung with white paper ornaments.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / WEEK 3
Apr 21, 2013
Thunderbirds to go and meet on high
It seemed like a good idea at the time: With a four-day vacation over New Year's, why not head off to the North Alps in search of ptarmigans, Japan's quintessential birds of its loftiest heights.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WEEK 3
Apr 21, 2013
Closing time for an old-style watchmaker winding up his career
As cotton-thick snow falls on St. Catherine Street in the heart of the province of Quebec's largest city, Iwao Tsumura works away in his dingy second-floor shop.
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
Mar 17, 2013
Tohoku coast faces man-made perils in wake of tsunami
One day in October 2011, marine ecologist Masahiro Nakaoka donned his scuba gear, paddled into the waters of Funakoshi Bay in Iwate Prefecture, and braced himself for his first glimpse of its underwater communities since a massive tsunami triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake swept through seven months earlier, on March 11.
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
Mar 17, 2013
Ghosts of Cowra breakout haunt Japan to this day
Prisoner A: " 'Never live to experience the shame of being taken prisoner by the enemy' ... that's what the Imperial Japanese Military Regulations say, hence there must be no prisoners. So what's happening here now are the dreams of ghosts" — from "Cowra no Hancho Kaigi" ("Honchos' Meeting in Cowra").
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art / WEEK 3
Mar 17, 2013
How an American collector brought Jakuchu to Tohoku
Including loans from each of Japan's six national museums as well as the Imperial Household Agency, "Jakuchu's Here!" represents to a gift from Japan's art establishment to an audience that it has neglected for decades.

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