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WEEKEND WISDOM

Japan Times
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
Nov 24, 2002
Author tells how individuals sacrificed for the company
Although Japan achieved high economic growth by increasing its industrial productivity, the group-oriented work system that formed the basis of that development effectively sacrificed the rights of the individual, according to freelance journalist Satoshi Kamata.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
Nov 17, 2002
Despite years of experience, nature still fascinates weaver
KYOTO -- Fukumi Shimura has been weaving kimono from naturally dyed thread for 47 years, but she is continually surprised by the mysteries of nature.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
Nov 10, 2002
Magazine muckrakes where major media won't make waves
The Asahi Shimbun's April 9, 1999, morning edition featured a front-page story by the monthly magazine Uwasa-no-shinso (The Truth Behind the Rumors) that sparked a scandal leading to the downfall of the then head of the Tokyo High Public Prosecutor's Office.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
Nov 3, 2002
Writer draws on own experiences to overcome adversity
Up to his ears in debt and with absolutely no money, Ichiriki Yamamoto made a bold prediction to his wife.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
Sep 29, 2002
'Kabukicho guide' offers punters a walk on the wild side
Sporting a pinstripe suit, a wiry figure hovers on the main street of Shinjuku Ward's Kabukicho -- Tokyo's busiest and arguably seediest entertainment district.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
Sep 22, 2002
Wheelchair designer hopes to get more users on the streets
Etsumi Okigawa hopes to design as many wheelchairs as possible so their users can become everyday fixtures at schools, offices and street corners.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
Sep 15, 2002
Singing helps mind expert ease stress she failed to diagnose
Junko Umihara believes that self-expression is the key to a sound mind, but that's not an unusual opinion among doctors treating patients for stress and other mental problems.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
Sep 8, 2002
Radio icon pulls plug on show after world-record 45 years
Her achievement is nothing special, she says. But the thing that has kept Chieko Akiyama going throughout her unprecedented career is the human energy radiating from the people she meets.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
Sep 1, 2002
'Dialect broadcaster' leads revival of Okinawan tongue
NAHA, Okinawa Pref. -- Fumiko Ikari used to spend hours listening to Japanese radio, mimicking broadcasters' inflections and trying to purge all traces of the Okinawa dialect from her speech.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
Aug 25, 2002
Hamako fires from the lips at today's lackluster Diet ranks
There have been many politicians who were well-known for their outspokenness while still serving in the legislature.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
Aug 18, 2002
Veteran voyeur gives the skinny on Hibiya Park lovebirds
In Tokyo's Hibiya Park, just by the Hibiya gate entrance, couples can often be seen laying claim to benches surrounding a large fountain.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
Aug 11, 2002
Bible scholar questions value of religion without substance
If something lacks substance, it is not to the taste of Bible scholar Michiko Ota. Thus, she contends, humans are better off without religion if that religion has lost its substance.
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
Aug 4, 2002
Salaryman quits to devote time to family name: Tokugawa
Tsunenari Tokugawa drew a salary for more than 38 years, climbing the corporate ladder to become executive vice president of major marine shipping company Nippon Yusen K.K.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
Jul 28, 2002
Tokyo planetary science professor doubles as ramen guru
Although the fields of extraterrestrial activity and ramen may seem to be worlds apart, these disparate subjects have provided one Japanese academic with widespread recognition.
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
Jun 30, 2002
Pioneer industrial designer creates folk crafts for the ages
The roots of Sori Yanagi, a pioneer of Japanese industrial design, lie in folk craft. The fusion of two seemingly opposite factors — the modern and traditional — makes his designs unique, yet surprisingly simple and attractive.
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
Jun 23, 2002
Scale model maker strives to keep high-tech rivals at bay
SHIZUOKA — Shunsaku Tamiya's great passion is trying to coax today's high-tech savvy kids into embracing the low-tech world of scale models.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
May 26, 2002
Soccer coach for the intellectually challenged lets 'em play
After being made head coach of the national soccer team last August, Hiroshi Ohashi's first order was for the grown-ups to get off the pitch.
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
May 19, 2002
Maverick metal molder happy solving big boys' problems
Masayuki Okano is living proof that building a better mousetrap gets the world to beat a path to your door.
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
May 12, 2002
Former top executive attempts to save Japan Inc. with ethics
What is the root cause of corporate failure?
Japan Times
JAPAN / WEEKEND WISDOM
Apr 28, 2002
Scientist's conscience prevents him from toeing institute line
Hoisting banners with the single Chinese character for "damnation," victims of the mercury poisoning outbreak known as Minamata disease rallied in Tokyo in 1971 to draw national attention to their plight.

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