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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 - 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 ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Walking on water: island hopping the Seto Inland Sea

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:24pm by STEVE POWELL

    ... 80th anniversary this year, making it one of Japan's three oldest national parks. Tomorrow, my wife and I will be motoring across that sea, via the Shimanami Kaido, a spectacular 60km road and bridge network connecting Japan's main island of Honshu to Shikoku (the country's fourth-largest island). Starting here in Onomichi, in Hiroshima prefecture, the route will take us ...

  4. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living

    Estée Lauder's granddaughter Aerin designs opulent home interiors

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by P RAMAKRISHNAN

    ... Palm Beach or the Hamptons as much as I would in Morocco or Japan." Though it has been a globe-trotting life, the aesthetic is somehow all-American; it's very feminine and it has ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Want your bilingual kids to get ahead? Teach them a third language: computer code

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by CHRIS LAU

    ... education in Japan, South Korea, or Eastern Europe. Lam Sai-ming, senior director of the College of Life Science and Technology at HKU SPACE, also reckons changes are happening. At SPACE, Lam has ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    Past lives haunt Beijinger in intriguing novel

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:11pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... to this work are explained by looking at her background. Her first degree was in philosophy at Leeds University and it was during a two-year stint teaching English in Japan- the only real job ... her first novel, Sayonara Bar, set in Japan. By the end of the course she had an agent, a publisher and a two-book deal. Her second book, The Orientalist and the Ghost, was set in 1950s ...

  7. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - FASHION

    HK-based designers have eyes on Woolmark prize

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:50pm by P. Ramakrishnan

    ... and the Asian Fashion Grand Prix Contest in Japan. Acquiring a master's degree with distinction from the London College of Fashion before launching his own retail fashion business, Wong broadened ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    How US director’s film was nearly derailed by a storm with Ai Weiwei

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:02pm by Bernice Chan

    ... occupied it for a few months hoping to develop new projects. He had worked on other short films such as Mister Handsome (2011) and co-directed a documentary about the 2011 tsunami in Japan. While ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Children’s literature expert discusses how to instil passion for books in young readers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 07:14pm by Cici George

    ... are no cultural references in his books that are limiting," says Marcus. He recalls being on a plane with Carle en route to Japan for a conference when the pilot brought over a bottle of wine ...

  10. Lifestyle

    Fish oil may not be a defence against heart disease, research shows

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:49pm by Sasha Gonzales

    ... one major international study, which appeared in March in the journal Heart, discovered that eating fish in amounts comparable to those of people living in Japan appears to have ...




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