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Organic Cafe Polan no Hiroba: Vegetarian and vegan fare in Nagoya

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
Finding a decent vegetarian meal in Nagoya can be a tough task in and of itself, so finding an almost-all-veggie venue that is also vegan-friendly ...
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VegeVege: A lively spot for veggies and their carnivorous friends

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
The name may be considered a little misleading, as VegeVege does have its fair share of meat and fish dishes, but the entire menu is ...
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The here and there of who’s who and what’s what

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
There are some Japanese words that act like little arrows. They are pointing devices that can be used to indicate a specific part of the ...
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Climbing champ urges deeper understanding of forestry

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
Japan’s tree-climbing champion wants to deepen people’s understanding of the forestry industry and promote techniques for climbers to practice tree care in a safe manner. ...
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Much about nothing in Akabane Iwabuchi

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
The nexus between Tokyo’s rainy season and the heat of summer brings beastly humidity. I choose to explore Akabane Iwabuchi, an area in Tokyo’s Kita ...
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‘Space Expo’ offers a cosmic sense of wonder

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
With man’s natural curiosity and a potentially endless, undiscovered universe waiting to be explored, it’s no wonder that space appeals equally to both the scientist ...
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As species die, what valuable knowledge dies with them?

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
In mid-June, The New York Times reported that U.S. President Barack Obama intends to use his executive authority to create the world’s largest marine protected ...
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Designs on Japan’s student potential

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
Shining a light on Japan's student talent pool is Gakuten, a new event from the group responsible for the Design Festa biannual international art fair. ...
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New games to keep you occupied in the summer

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
These warriors rule What would you get if you crossed Nintendo’s “Legend of Zelda” with Koei Tecmo’s “Dynasty Warriors”? “Hyrule Warriors” is a hack-and-slash Zelda ...
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A taste of Hawaii in Tokyo; fine French dining; cruising, dining in Yokohama

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
A taste of Hawaii in Tokyo To help customers enjoy the summer season to the fullest, the Westin Tokyo in Ebisu is holding a Hawaiian ...
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Fijian herbal medicine using coconut oil

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
With the growing interest in coconut oil as a healthy food and natural cosmetics ingredient, a workshop on ways to use it was held earlier ...
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Two weddings and a ‘Funeral’ at Fuji

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
It’s hard to know what the organizers at Fuji Rock Festival were thinking when they decided to have Jack Johnson headline the main stage on ...
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Feel the love in Ebisu

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
Writing a love letter seems like an old-school romantic idea, but it’s still one of the few times that we express ourselves with abandon. The ...
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Avengers in Sci-Fi talk about Zeppelin and the problem with festivals

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
You don’t usually hear Led Zeppelin and science fiction mentioned in the same breath. But for Taro Kohata, who plays guitar and synthesizer, and sings ...
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Jungle: ‘When you write a song certain people want to hear … that’s when you start making crap music’

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
As Jungle, Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland — who go by ‘J’ and ‘T’ — produce classic soul and funk with an unmistakably modern feel ...
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Reflecting citizens’ views on justice

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
Japan's Supreme Court decision to reduce the prison terms of a couple convicted of fatally abusing their daughter highlights the difficulty in balancing the need, ...
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Abe’s flawed contingency plan

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
If the barren state of Tokyo-Seoul ties continues, Shinzo Abe's call for the exercise of the right to collective self-defense as well as the protection ...
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U.S. reassurance, resolve in Asia

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
As territorial frictions involving China and its neighbors persist in the East and South China Seas, U.S. strategy needs to balance resolve with reassurance without ...
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Why I’ll be flying again on Malaysia Airlines

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
Despite losing its second airliner in four months, Malaysia Airlines says its generous refund policy for 2014 has not resulted in a surge in requests ...
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Russia will pay a steep price for Putin victories

japantimes - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:26
Russians may not yet understand that they are going to have to pay for Vladimir Putin's confiscations and annexations, starting perhaps with the $50 billion ...
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