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McDonald’s in Japan limits orders of fries

McDonald's. AP file photo

Only small fries with that? McDonald’s in Japan has begun limiting the serving size of fries as stocks of spuds run short due to labor disruptions on the US West Coast.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest Stories | Read More »

Do’s and don’ts for Thai tourists in Japan

Tourists wearing traditional Japanese long-sleeved kimono, or "furisode," visit Sensoji Buddhist temple at Asakusa district in Tokyo, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.  AP

BANGKOK — Thailand’s embassy in Japan has some tips for Thai visitors: Don’t put your chopsticks in the serving bowl. And if driving, stop for pedestrians at cross walks.   The advice is part of a new online manners guide the embassy has posted on its Facebook page in response to criticism on social media […]

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The man who talked to water


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I received with a feeling of regret the news that the well-known Japanese researcher on the messages of water, Masaru Emoto, died recently in Japan.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Hello Kitty’s 40 years of cuteness and cool

In this Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 photo, guests visit Sanrio Puroland, a theme park featuring Hello Kitty in Tokyo. When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. Come Saturday, fans around the world will celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of “cute-cool.” AP

When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of “cute-cool.” That is, Hello Kitty.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Hello Kitty at 40, giving adults a ‘licence to play’

Hello Kitty. AFP FILE PHOTO

As a Japanese schoolgirl in the 1970s, Kazumi Kaminaga had never seen something as cute as Hello Kitty when she first laid eyes on the moon-faced, mouthless character in a shop.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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