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SUNDAY FEATURES

Sunday, June 11, 2006

LIFE IN JAPAN

Preparing for 'people's courts'

By SETSUKO KAMIYA

For more than 60 years since its last form of a jury system was suspended, Japan's courts have been the ...

Sunday, June 11, 2006

COUNTERPOINT

Can art be judged apart from its creator?

By ROGER PULVERS

Last month the Comedie Francaise, France's sole state theater, made a momentous decision. "Voyage to the Sonorous Land, or the ...

Sunday, June 4, 2006

CLOSE-UP

MATTHEW BOURNE

How shall we dance?

By NOBUKO TANAKA

This summer, the movie that shot Johnny Depp to Hollywood stardom, Tim Burton's 1990 fantasy "Edward Scissorhands," comes to Japan ...

Sunday, June 4, 2006

COUNTERPOINT

Will ghostwriters face 'treachery' from post-Koizumi Japan?

By ROGER PULVERS

A recent news item in The Japan Times really shocked me. It concerned what a former political heavyweight once said ...

Sunday, May 28, 2006

COUNTERPOINT

Japan sleepwalks by design toward peace-renouncing poll

By ROGER PULVERS

The Japanese people may soon be asked to make a momentous decision in a nationwide referendum. As I write this, ...

Sunday, May 28, 2006

LIFE IN JAPAN

Manga by any other name is . . .
Do Japan's world-conquering cartoons have to be created by Japanese to be the real deal?

By MARTIN WEBB

With the video-game business now outgrossing Hollywood's box office, and anime being distributed to destinations as diverse as Patagonia and ...

Sunday, May 21, 2006

COUNTERPOINT

Will Japan's 'positive influence' persist as it didn't before?

By ROGER PULVERS

Well, the news is out, and it's good news. ...

Sunday, May 21, 2006

WEEK 3

HERE WE GO, HERE WE GO, HERE WE GO!

Hopes and fears fuel soccer fans' far-flung parties

By JAMES MULLIGAN

Walking up Gaien-Higashi Dori, the road that begins at Tokyo Tower and cuts through the Roppongi entertainment district, at 7 ...

Sunday, May 21, 2006

WEEK 3

BIODYNAMIC BOOM

Super-natural wine is flying off the shelves

By HIROKO NAKATA

Despite being everywhere -- in every part of our bodies and our daily lives -- chemicals have got a bad ...

Sunday, May 21, 2006

WEEK 3

FATAL ATTRACTION

Vision from the other side

By ERIC PRIDEAUX

It's not every day that you walk into a room to find yourself standing face-to-face with a skinned cadaver. It's ...

MORE ARTICLES

Sunday, May 14, 2006

COUNTERPOINT

Beware the muted enemy within remilitarizing Japan

By ROGER PULVERS

Sunday, May 7, 2006

CLOSE-UP

MAY SHIGENOBU

A life less ordinary

By MAYUMI NEGISHI

Sunday, May 7, 2006

COUNTERPOINT

Japanese being ensnared in ill-suited U.S. trappings

By ROGER PULVERS

Sunday, April 30, 2006

COUNTERPOINT

When in doubt . . . dust off a fervor so infamously fatal

By ROGER PULVERS

LIFESTYLE

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

LIFESTYLE

WORLD CUP STRIPS

The beautiful game inspires sartorial sins

By MARTIN WEBB

Soccer might be known as the beautiful game, but it has never inspired beautiful design. As the World Cup in ...

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

LIFE IN JAPAN

Words to live by

By JUDIT KAWAGUCHI

Suzue Akashi, 74, is a folk musician who plays traditional Japanese songs on shamisen with taiko drum accompaniment. Her insatiable ...

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

LIFESTYLE

Stylewise

By MARTIN WEBB

Synonymous with refined New York-style luxury, jeweler Tiffany & Co. has signed up California-based Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry ...

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

LIFESTYLE

REFLEXOLOGY

From the sole, a new soul

By ERICA ANGYAL

There's nothing quite like a foot rub, especially after a hard day's work and a long commute home. It's sure ...

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

LIFESTYLE

Design doyenne still sets aesthetic agenda
A rare audience with Andree Putman

By MARTIN WEBB

Standing well over 180 cm in her two-tone Chanel pumps, Andree Putman, the Grand Dame of modernist design, is at ...

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

LIFESTYLE

CAPOEIRA

Fitness for kicks and more

By THOMASINA LARKIN

The yearly ritual of storing away our winter duds and unpacking skimpy summer styles often leads to a common conclusion: ...

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

LIFESTYLE

On Design

By JEAN SNOW

Anyone who follows this column regularly might accuse me of being a slave to all that is white -- and ...

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

LIFE IN JAPAN

Words to live by

By JUDIT KAWAGUCHI

Chef Yoshimasa Saito, 85, is the founder of Kitchen Country, a Hungarian restaurant in Tokyo's Jiyugaoka area. His goulash was ...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

LIFESTYLE

Stylewise

By MARTIN WEBB

The bottom lines of sportswear giants like Adidas make even the biggest fashion firms look like minnows, so it is ...

Friday, May 12, 2006

COUNTER CULTURE

TOKYO CHILDREN'S STORES

Kitting out the kids in the finest gear

By MARTIN WEBB

It might seem safe to assume that with a rapidly dwindling number of kids being brought into the world here ...

MORE ARTICLES

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

LIFESTYLE

UNHEALTHY LANGUAGE BARRIERS

Universal access -- if you speak Japanese

By TOMOKO OTAKE

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

LIFE IN JAPAN

Words to live by

By JUDIT KAWAGUCHI

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

LIFESTYLE

SUPER-CENTENARIANS

A long life on the island

By ERICA ANGYAL

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

LIFESTYLE

On design

By JEAN SNOW

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

LIFE IN JAPAN

Words to live by

By JUDIT KAWAGUCHI

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

LIFESTYLE

Stylewise

By MARTIN WEBB


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