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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 - Technology - SENSES

    Elephants turn out to be best sniffers, Japanese researchers say

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 03:47am by AFP

    ... the study found. This could be "a result of our diminished reliance on smell as our visual acuity improved", Niimura said. The research was funded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grants-in-Aid programme. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Flights of fancy- box office smash The Eternal Zero reopens old wounds in Japan with its take on wartime kamikaze pilots

    Posted May 11th 2014, 04:08pm by MARK SCHILLING

    ... Mark Schilling Box-office smash The Eternal Zero reopens old wounds in Japan with its take on wartime kamikaze pilots, writes Mark Schilling Close to the wind Based on a best-selling novel by Naoki Hyakuta about the pilots of the famed Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane used in the second world war, Takashi Yamazaki's The Eternal Zero has soared at the box office in Japan ...

  4. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Bruno Menard weaves his Michelin magic in Asia

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Bernice Chan

    ... like He has spent most of his time in Japan, where he relocated from France in 1995 to open his own restaurant, Tatou Tokyo, before joining the Ritz-Carlton Osaka two years later. Menard ... this designation). In 2005, Menard returned to Tokyo at L'Osier. "The second time in Japan was not an easy move. It was a big challenge to get three Michelin stars but I had the restaurant ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Plunging comic sales in Hong Kong force artists to find a new perspective

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 10:55am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... precious." In the world of comics, Hong Kong punches well above its weight. It's the third largest comics market in the world, after Japan and the United States, and a glance at the stack ... is not limited to Hong Kong; even Japan has seen a collapse in manga sales over the past two decades. There is an upside. The fall-off in mainstream comics has been accompanied by a creative rebirth, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    In the age of CGI, veteran animated filmmaker Neco Lo Che-ying still holds out hope for local industry

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by Mathew Scott

    ... can't give up." Lo was raised on the diet fed to most Hong Kong youngsters throughout the 1970s, when broadcasting hours were filled with mostly international programming from Japan ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Team spirit

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:09pm by Charmaine Chan

    ... of the vast living area, which contains large and small sitting zones as well as a bar, a dining area and the television room. "We lived in Japan and you can see [that influence] in our ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: Japanese Animation, edited by Masao Yokota and Tze-yue G. Hu

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by BEN SIN

    ... economic power, Asia's pop culture driver and world technology leader to, respectively, China, South Korea and the US, Japan still has some cultural exports that are sacrosanct. One ... to promote rapid industrialisation and as an anti- communist symbol against North Korea. Another highlight is a gossipy essay on the history of the Japan Society for Animation Studies by Hiroshi ...

  9. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Tasmanian whisky making its mark on the international scene

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Janelle Carrigan

    ... Janelle Carrigan life@scmp.com Barley highs from the Apple Isle In an industrial estate on the outskirts of Hobart is a warehouse filled with hundreds of oak barrels. It's the unlikely home of one of Australia's most celebrated whisky distilleries, Sullivans Cove. This year, Sullivans Cove shocked the spirits community by beating incumbents from Scotland and Japan ...

  10. Lifestyle - Travel

    Work scheme gives overseas youngsters a chance to experience Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Mark Sharp, JOHN KANG

    ... and Australia. Over the years, South Korea, Ireland, Germany, Japan, Canada, France and Britain have also come on board. The number of visas issued for each country differs because of immigration laws ...




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