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Takashi Tamami: A never-ending search for the unpredictable

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:00
Anthropologist Takeshi Tamami has always had something of an itch for Africa.
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Ishihiro Honda: The master behind Godzilla

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:58
Everyone knows “Godzilla,” the 1954 film that introduced Japan’s most famous monster to the world. But the name of its director, Ishiro Honda, was for ...
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Bitter or sweet, the much-loved persimmon is a healthy and versatile fruit

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:56
Persimmons come in three types, but amagaki is of most use in the kitchen.
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Locale: Californian farm-to-table in deepest Meguro

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:54
At Locale, the menu depends on the ingredients freshly delivered by a network of organic farmers around Japan.
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Eneko Bar: At long last, a place in Tokyo to savor classic Basque pintxos

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:52
Finally, Tokyo has a pintxos bar worthy of the name. And what a name: Creative culinary genius Eneko Atxa now has a Japan outpost for ...
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The post-Weinstein wave of allegations, in one chart

cnn - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:51
In the six weeks since The New York Times report that brought down movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, dozens of new accusations against powerful men -- from Hollywood to Capitol Hill -- have dominated news cycles and set off a national reckoning over sexual abuse in the workplace.
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Rare Tintin art fetches $500,000 at Paris auction

bbc - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:50
The picture from the album King Ottokar's Sceptre was among items by Belgian artist Hergé
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Beer fans flock to Hiroshima bar — but sorry, two is your limit

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:50
A tiny bar where patrons queue for up to 90 minutes has become the go-to spot for beer connoisseurs in Hiroshima.
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Baskin Robbins’ Booya! Minion ice cream: a cute cacophony of banana, pineapple, soda and chocolate

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:48
Baskin Robbins is cashing in on the Minions' success with a series of items themed after the overall-sporting twerps.
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Zama murders prompt awareness of youth issues

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:46
Readers who may be contemplating homicide should be aware that concealing evidence of your crime — referred to in the language of jurisprudence as corpus ...
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The changing face of the shichi-go-san rite of passage

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:42
Children nationwide on Wednesday celebrated shichi-go-san, an annual traditional rite of passage for children reaching the ages of 7, 5 and 3.Traditionally, children in Japan ...
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Ad money makes the news world go round

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:40
In a Nov. 8 press release, the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center announced that Katsuya Takasu, the most famous plastic surgeon in Japan, was no ...
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‘The Broken Commandment’: Toson Shimazaki’s humanist bildungsroman of a ‘burakumin’

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:36
A classic from 1906, Toson Shimazaki’s “The Broken Commandment” follows the ideological struggles of a young teacher, Ushimatsu Segawa. The Broken Commandment, by Toson Shimazaki, ...
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‘Red Roofs and Other Stories’: Tales of restlessness by Junichiro Tanizaki

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:34
Junichiro Tanizaki is best known for his novels, “Naomi” and “The Makioka Sisters,” and is widely considered one of Japan’s greatest writers of modern literature. ...
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Japan’s shifting attitudes toward prostitution

japantimes - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:32
Sex is a necessity and a pleasure; it’s also a problem. It exalts some, degrades others. It generates offspring. It’s dynamite. Taboos concerning it are ...
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