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Wall Street Journal
An Irish Fan Who Grows Spuds in Japan
Amid the bagpipers, baton twirlers and high-school bands striding down Fifth Avenue in New York's St. Patrick's Day parade, now in its 253rd year, will be a whiskey-loving, green-wearing, 10th-generation potato farmer.
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Sun Mar 16, 2014
New World was written and directed by Lim Kah Wai , a Malaysian-born filmmaker who has spent enough time in Japan and China to call either home .
Sat Mar 15, 2014
KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud
26 Years Ago: Mick Jagger Kicks Off His First Solo Tour
With the future of the Rolling Stones ' in limbo, their iconic vocalist Mick Jagger kicked off a solo tour of Japan on March 15, 1988 in support of his second album, 'Primitive Cool.'
Norio Imai and Tsuyoshi Maekawa's New York Debuts: Outside Japan, the Enduring Lure of Gutai
In recent years, both within and outside Japan, interest in the post-World War II Gutai art movement has increased considerably, with major museum exhibitions appearing at such venues as the Museo Cantonale d'Arte in Lugano, - Switzerland, the National Art Center in Tokyo, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, as well as solo and group shows at ... (more)
Fri Mar 14, 2014
DIARY - Top economic Events to Mar 28
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will meet Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega and Brazilian Central Bank Governor Alexandre Tombini.
Pack smart, travel light
It has been a while since I tapped out this column from the best seat in the travel industry - a taupe, chocolate and orange-flecked reclining lounger on the Nozomi series Shinkansen train from Osaka to Tokyo.
South China Morning Post
Evidence of Japan's wartime role in sex slavery is incontrovertible
Danny Friedmann says Japan cannot, in this day and age, absolve its imperial army from responsibility for sex slavery during the second world war, when clear evidence of its guilt exists Korean woman Kim Bock-dong, bottom, who was forced to serve for the Japanese troops as a sex slave during World War II, attends a rally demanding full compensation ... (more)
Serenity now by Elizabeth Licata
Who knew that this forward-thinking garden center was only 15 minutes or so from my house? Make no mistake, Western New York is relatively wealthy in excellent independent garden centers and seasonally open greenhouses.
The Japan Times
A single mother's 'big family'; profile of Toyota's founder; CM of the week: Hyoketsu Strong
Each of the major networks have at least one "big family" they follow in fly-on-the-wall fashion over a period of years to yield two specials per annum.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Maiko with red umbrella waling in Kyoto.
Chefs at Hiranoya Hoten restaurant in Kyoto have been making the signature ebi imo and bodara , or just "imobo," with roughly the same recipe for three centuries.
The Motley Fool
Caesar's Restructures Debt in Hopes For Japan, but Is It Too Late?
Liquidity is important in the casino industry because it offers the ability to make large investment decisions quickly.
Scientist wants to withdraw stem cell studies
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Menicon Chairman's Lifetime Achievements Recognized
Japan's contact lens pioneer received prestigious awards from the International Society for Contact Lens Research and the American Optometric Association )--Kyoichi Tanaka, chairman and founder of contact lens manufacturer Menicon Co., Ltd., last year received two prestigious awards.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Haikyo: Exploring Japan's derelict urban spaces
Urban explorer Florian Seidel has visited Nara Dreamland more than half a dozen times for his blog Abandoned Kansai.
New Indie Games Announced for PS4, PS Vita
Several new indie games were reportedly announced for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita at BitSummit, the indie game festival in Kyoto, according to a recent Neogaf forum.
Seven days: 7-13 March 2014
Infant HIV cure A second HIV-infected child seems to have been successfully treated, according to the doctor who last year reported the first child to be cured of the infection .
Union Pay - The Season Has Arrived! Introducing Notable Sites and...
The total amount used on UnionPay cards by tourists visiting Japan broke above 15.0 billion yen in September 2013.
The Japan Times
Kyoto pitches to host maglev line instead of Nara
A maglev line through Kyoto on the way to Osaka would have about twice the economic effect as the currently planned course through Nara, according to an estimate by the city of Kyoto released Wednesday.
News Analysis: Upcoming polls a referendum on Hashimoto's plan for metropolitan Osaka
Osaka City Mayor Toru Hashimoto, who is seeking a new mandate in the snap polls scheduled for March 23, is staking his political future by vigorously promoting his pet project, the Osaka Metropolis Plan.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
KEYC Television, Mankato, MN
Japan lab weighing retraction of stem cell paper
By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO - A Japanese government-funded laboratory said Tuesday it is considering retracting a research paper describing a simple way of turning ordinary cells from mice into stem cells.