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Yesterday | Korea Herald

Challenges and charms of real bookstores

Brick-and-mortar bookstores are facing hard times as Amazon and other online retailers offer convenience and lower prices. Nevertheless, many real bookstores are making serious efforts to win customers' hearts and make their life and work more fulfilling by offering good book selections and well-devised displays in addition to sincere assistance from store clerks.

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Yesterday | The Japan Times

Pignon: bistro dining by different rules

Guacamole and merguez sausages on the menu, salsa and bossa nova on the sound system and not a check tablecloth in sight: Pignon is a far cry from the average bistro. But then again, owner-chef Rimpei Yoshikawa is anything but a typical Tokyo French chef.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Korea Herald

Japanese whisky makers in high spirits as accolades pour in

When his family business was closing after nearly four centuries of making sake and other spirits, Ichiro Akuto swooped to rescue the doomed distillery's whisky stock and went out on his own. A little over a decade later, the 10-person operation is on a roll with its Ichiro's Malt scooping up praise from a rapidly growing fan base in Japan and overseas.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Japan Times

All-Japanese families take a chance on international schools

Legal gray zone: Makuhari International School in Chiba Prefecture is one of only a handful of such institutions in Japan that are accredited by the education ministry. Japanese parents who put their children in international schools without education ministry accreditation may technically be breaking the law, although the government turns a blind eye.

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Journal Gazette

Japan's yen for cuties goes beyond Kitty

TOKYO Hello Kitty, who many learned recently is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Asia News Network

TOKYO: UN to set new rules for N. Sea Route

The UN International Maritime Organisation will create the first-ever mandatory safety and environmental regulations for the Northern Sea Route by revising relevant conventions, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. The London-based organisation decided to formulate international rules for maritime traffic because the number of ships using the route has surged, as global warming has been causing ice in the Arctic Ocean to melt.

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AGA News

Your Move/Readers Write: Where to Play Go in Japan

A number of readers responded to Ben Bernstein's request for information on where to play go in Japan . Be sure to check ahead whenever possible, as clubs often move or close .

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Bangkok Post

Chinese top big spenders in Tokyo

Chinese were the biggest spenders among foreign visitors to Tokyo in fiscal 2013, many making short visits and spending generously on gifts to take home, according to a Tokyo metropolitan government report. Tourists enjoy a ride in rickshaw in Asakusa district in Tokyo on Friday.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Japan Times

Tokyo dengue outbreak prompts blood donation advisory; 115 infected

In a move that could exacerbate the already shrinking pool of blood donors, the Japanese Red Cross Society is asking people who recently visited Yoyogi Park and other Tokyo parks where mosquitoes are spreading dengue fever to refrain from donating, an official said Friday. As of Thursday, the JRC said on its website that people who have recently visited Yoyogi, Shinjuku Chuo and Sotobori parks should wait at least four weeks before making a blood donation.

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The Heartland Institute

America's Accessible Cities

Cities have been pivotal role to improved living standards, because of the opportunities they facilitate. This is particularly evident over the past two centuries, as world urbanization has risen from 3 percent to over 50 percent, and to more than 80 percent in the United States.

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Suria

Japanese whisky makers in high spirits...

When his family business was closing after nearly four centuries of making sake and other spirits, Ichiro Akuto swooped to rescue the doomed distillery's whisky stock and went out on his own. Casks of whisky at a storehouse of Suntory Liquors' Hakushu distillery in Hokuto City, Yamanashi prefecture on May 13, 2014 - by Kazuhiro Nogi A little over a decade later, the 10-person operation is on a roll with its Ichiro's Malt scooping up praise from a rapidly growing fan base in Japan and overseas.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Emperor Hirohito cautioned against WWII: official history

Japan's wartime Emperor Hirohito had cautioned against taking the nation into a military conflict during World War II. This was revealed in a 12,000-page official history of his reign.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Asia News Network

Challenges and charms of real bookstores

Brick-and-mortar bookstores are facing hard times as Amazon and other online retailers offer convenience and lower prices. Nevertheless, many real bookstores are making serious efforts to win customers' hearts and make their life and work more fulfilling by offering good book selections and well-devised displays in addition to store clerks' sincere assistance.

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Houston Chronicle

Argument for why our traffic isna t that bad, a.k.a. hooray cars

It may be a hard sell to someone sitting in traffic along a Dallas freeway, but the Metroplex actually may be the best big place in the country to commute to work. Huffington Post contributor and urban planner Wendell Cox laid out the case for why American cities are more accessible than European cities of similar size.

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The Daily Beast

The Kid Behind The KAL007 'Conspiracy'By Tim Mak

On the day the Soviet Union shot down Korean Airlines Flight 007, an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo hit the wrong computer key. They rest is conspiracy.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

The Japan Times

Ministry closes Shinjuku Gyoen garden amid dengue fever outbreak

The Environment Ministry decided to close Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden on Sunday as many dengue fever infections that have been confirmed recently have been traced to nearby Yoyogi Park. Although no one has reported being infected by the disease after visiting Shinjuku Gyoen, the park will be closed for the time being, according to the ministry.

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Boston Herald

Discover heart and Seoul of a nation

South Korea's hyper-efficient capital doesn't immediately spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destinations. But this mega-city offers much to tempt travelers beyond a layover from the ultra-modern international airport in nearby Incheon.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

Detroit News

It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

Japanese mascot character 'Funassyi' poses for photographers on the red carpet at MTV Video Music Awards Japan ceremony at Makuhari Amphitheater in Chiba near Tokyo. In a bright yellow, stretchy bodysuit, the pear-fairy jumps up and down frantically and talks in a rapid-fire, high-pitched voice, shouting 'nashi!' at the end of each sentence.

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The Japan Times

Yoshio Taniguchi: thriving in the shadow of greatness

Architect Yoshio Taniguchi generally doesn't like having his photograph taken for use in the media. In a way, it's a logical extension of his approach to his work, which could be described as architecture by subtraction.

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Switched

Lobstermen Catch 2 Albino Lobsters In 1 Week

The Portland Press Herald reports Bret Philbrick caught the curious crustacean off of Owls Head on Thursday and Joe Bates caught one off the Rockland breakwater days earlier. Albino lobsters are believed to be about one in 100 million.

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