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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Seismic shifts ahead in Japan's anime industry

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by MARK SCHILLING

    ... film, it is now clear Japan's animation industry has entered not just a post-Miyazaki but a post-Ghibli age in the eyes of many. At the same time, however, industry insiders are quick ... computer animation are eroding. One sign is the enormous success in Japan of Frozen, with the Disney animation earning about US$243 million, the third-highest box office total of any film ever ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: Japan: The Paradox of Harmony, by Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall Japan: The Paradox of Harmony by Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer Yale University Press 3.5 stars Julian Ryall A book, as we all know, should never be judged by its cover, but the image on the cover of Japan: The Paradox of Harmony is appropriate. And frightening. It is of up and down escalators full of young graduates- all straight ties and sober business suits- ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Royal Opera targets the very young with special shows

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:46pm by Reuters

    ... his contract until 2017, which will bring him close to beating conductor Colin Davis' tenure from 1971 to 1987. Pappano will also take the Royal Opera on tour to Japan in September 2015, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD VENICE

    Film Postcard: Venice

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:46pm by James Mottram

    ... at the halfway point, flipping the film on its head and sending it into morally complex territory. From Japan came Fires on the Plain, the latest work by Shinya Tsukamoto, the cult auteur best known ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    How to get in shape for a skiing holiday

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:11pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... began, try skiing the Olympic cross-country course from the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics in Hakuba, Japan. evergreen-hakuba.com Powder skiing What is it: skiing on fresh powder snow, otherwise ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    LED evangelist Teddy Lo combines art and commerce in real world

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:37am by James King

    ... goes back to the days of digital wristwatches and VCRs, but they only came in one colour: red. In the 1980s green diodes were developed and finally, in Japan in the 1990s, blue. This was seen ... with the Beijing Olympics and the Shanghai Expo having showed the world how LED-advanced the nation has become. "Advanced in manufacturing power, yes, but in technology, Japan, the US and Europe ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Home and cultural identity difficult to pinpoint for third-culture kids

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:31pm by Mabel Sieh

    ... disadvantage with being a third-culture kid- you don't really have a country you consider home," Wiersch says. The story of Haruka Nuga, however, is quite different. Born in Yamagata, Japan, the 22-year-old University of Hong Kong graduate moved to the city with her family when she was just a few months old. "In Hong Kong, I'd be considered Japanese but in Japan, I'd be called ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    Diaries bear witness to momentous era of Chinese history

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:12pm by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou Diaries bear witness to momentous era in China Few writers lived a life like Xiao Jun (1907-1988) in tumultuous China in the past century. From the war with Japan to the Cultural Revolution, and from Chairman Mao Zedong to ill-fated novelist Xiao Hong, Xiao Jun had first-person experiences of them all. And he recorded it all in voluminous diaries. Now, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    High-end coffee culture takes off

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 05:23pm by Janelle Carrigan

    ... of Kapo Chiu, from The Cupping Room in Sheung Wan. Chui took second place at this year's World Barista Championship. First place went to Hidenori Izaki from Japan- the first win for a barista ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, August 31, 2014

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 01:22am by AGENCIES

    ... Backing to stop research misconduct Japan's science ministry plans to next year set up a section to support institutions in preventing research misconduct as seen in the so-called STAP cell study. The section, tentatively to be called the office to promote fair research, is expected to play a commanding role in implementing new guidelines the ministry crafted early ...




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