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Disabled Japanese Are Often Invisible. Will Paralympics Bring Lasting Light?

Disabled Japanese Are Often Invisible. Will Paralympics Bring Lasting Light?

Disabled Japanese Are Often Invisible. Will Paralympics Bring Lasting Light? Disabled Japanese Are Often Invisible. Will Paralympics Bring Lasting Light? TOKYO — Before ushering in the Paralympic Games, Tokyo undertook a wave of projects to make itself more accessible to people with disabilities. Nearly all train stations now have elevators, and some have safety barriers along platform edges to protect …

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Sonny Chiba, Japanese Star With a ‘Kill Bill’ Connection, Dies at 82

Sonny Chiba, Japanese Star With a ‘Kill Bill’ Connection, Dies at 82

Sonny Chiba, Japanese Star With a ‘Kill Bill’ Connection, Dies at 82 Sonny Chiba, Japanese Star With a ‘Kill Bill’ Connection, Dies at 82 Sonny Chiba, a Japanese action star who was known for ultraviolent martial arts movies and then, in 2003, was elevated to a whole new level of cinematic trendiness when one of his superfans, the director Quentin …

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Paroled Samsung heir apologies for causing public concern Park Geun-hye Moon Jae-in South Korea Japanese Business Leaders

Paroled Samsung heir apologies for causing public concern Park Geun-hye Moon Jae-in South Korea Japanese Business Leaders Paroled Samsung heir apologies for causing public concern Park Geun-hye Moon Jae-in South Korea Japanese Business Leaders Embattled Samsung leader Lee Jae-yong apologized for causing public concern upon being paroled from prison Friday with a year left on his sentence for crimes related …

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The U.S. and Japanese softball teams open with victories to start off the Games.

The U.S. and Japanese softball teams open with victories to start off the Games.

The U.S. and Japanese softball teams open with victories to start off the Games. The U.S. and Japanese softball teams open with victories to start off the Games. TOKYO — The U.S. softball team, behind the pitching of the ageless Cat Osterman, defeated a tenacious Italy team, 2-0, as softball returned to the Olympics on Wednesday for the first time …

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Japanese Marathoner Was a Hero and a Cautionary Tale

Japanese Marathoner Was a Hero and a Cautionary Tale

Japanese Marathoner Was a Hero and a Cautionary Tale Japanese Marathoner Was a Hero and a Cautionary Tale SUKAGAWA, Japan — More than 70,000 fans in the National Olympic Stadium — and millions more watching on television — roared as Kokichi Tsuburaya ran on to the track, one lap from securing a silver medal at the 1964 Tokyo Games. The …

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The Japanese Beetles Are Back

The Japanese Beetles Are Back

The Japanese Beetles Are Back The Japanese Beetles Are Back Back without popular demand: Here comes the annual showing of Japanese beetles, the embodiment of beauty and the beast rolled into one. The four- to six-week period of intense activity by the gleaming, copper-colored adult Popillia japonica is underway. These beetles may seem to have it in specifically for your …

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Under Pressure, a Japanese Official Killed Himself. Now His Story Is Revealed.

Under Pressure, a Japanese Official Killed Himself. Now His Story Is Revealed.

Under Pressure, a Japanese Official Killed Himself. Now His Story Is Revealed. Under Pressure, a Japanese Official Killed Himself. Now His Story Is Revealed. TOKYO — When Masako Akagi’s husband killed himself in the spring of 2018, he left behind a note that put her on a collision course with Japan’s most powerful politicians. Under pressure from the government, he …

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Sukita: The Japanese photographer who captured rock music royalty

Sukita: The Japanese photographer who captured rock music royalty

Sukita: The Japanese photographer who captured rock music royalty Sukita: The Japanese photographer who captured rock music royalty Masayoshi Sukita remembers the first time he met David Bowie. It was 1972; the rock star had adopted his Ziggy Stardust persona and was on the cusp of global fame. Despite his limited English, the Japanese photographer contacted Bowie’s management and persuaded …

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An Artisan Well Versed in the Tradition of Japanese Brush Making

An Artisan Well Versed in the Tradition of Japanese Brush Making

An Artisan Well Versed in the Tradition of Japanese Brush Making An Artisan Well Versed in the Tradition of Japanese Brush Making When I travel to the city of Kyoto, less than an hour’s train ride from Nara-machi, to visit the flagship store of the Hiroshima-based brush company Hakuhodo, I’m drawn into the world of exquisite beauty brushes. The store …

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Japanese Breakfast: If I had cancer like my mother’s, ‘I would just euthanise myself’

Japanese Breakfast: If I had cancer like my mother’s, ‘I would just euthanise myself’

Japanese Breakfast: If I had cancer like my mother’s, ‘I would just euthanise myself’ Japanese Breakfast: If I had cancer like my mother’s, ‘I would just euthanise myself’ In 2014, singer, songwriter and author Michelle Zauner lost her mother to pancreatic cancer. Working through her grief, she captured the experience in a powerful New Yorker personal essay called “Crying in H …

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