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  1. 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- ...

  2. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - LYNAM UP

    Japanese whisky is popular with collectors, and prices are rising

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:16pm by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam life@scmp.com Lots to be desired The history of whisky distillation in Japan dates back to the 19th century, but it took until the 21st century for the wider world to catch on. The demand for Japanese whisky has increased significantly over the past 15 years, in Japan as well as overseas. Hard times have led many Japanese drinkers to forego imported spirits and drink local ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Visitor, by Liam Matthew Brockey

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... from Mozambique to Honshu in Japan. His journey lasted nine years, covered three continents and included 3,000 kilometres on foot. Born in Portugal in 1569, Palmeiro joined the Jesuits at 15 ... and spent the final years of his life dealing with the church in Japan and China. The church in Japan was in deep crisis, with the government engaged in ruthless persecution that created thousands ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - ROBOTICS

    New generation of 'muscle suits' make light work of heavy lifting

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by GDN

    ... but with honourable intentions. He is the brains behind a new generation of "muscle suits" specially designed for Japan's rising number of elderly citizens and their care workers. "The ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Roam alone: tips for the single traveller

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:22pm by MARISSA CARRUTHERS

    ... Capsule hotels in Japan feature several small "rooms" or capsules with a bed and nothing else. Resorts are also popping up across the globe aimed at this market, such as the series ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Book review: The Slaughter, by Ethan Gutmann

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... and political captives apparently lose their "retail organs" to transplant tourists from countries including France and Japan. A harvested kidney fetches about US$62,000, according ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    Taiwan's Elephant Gym bring back bass-driven math rock

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:12am by RACHEL MOK

    ... of southeastern Taiwan, has been a leading voice in protest songs in recent years, standing up for such causes as the anti-nuclear movement. "We were mixing this song in Japan at the time ... and traditional music from Japan, India and Indonesia, as well as music from the indigenous Taiwanese, which is often filled with unusual time signatures and counterpoints. "So apart from exploring ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health

    MMA champion Alberto Mina is ready for his fight with Shinsho Anzai

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 06:19pm by Kylie Knott

    ... undergoing intensive training ahead of his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) showdown with Japan's Shinsho Anzai in Macau on Saturday. The fight at the Cotai Arena will be the biggest ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How the law is changing divorce in Hong Kong- the 'graveyard of marriages'

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:47pm by Charley Lanyon

    ... of the awards". "I do know that in comparison with courts in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan, for example, the courts here are more generous," says Dearle, who often advises clients ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Linda Yeung

    ... public finance between England, Japan and China, is hailed as "a genuinely important piece of scholarship that has the potential to become a benchmark in the literature." It is now ...




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