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Key to Japan’s Recovery? Hire More Non-Japanese WorkersDate published: June 25, 2013

[Editor: Great article on opening Japan to more immigrant workers. Similar debate/discussion going on here in the U.S. Get your passport ready!] Original Article starts here: When the world’s oldest man died recently, no one was terribly surprised to learn that both he and thewoman who assumed the title were Japanese. Whether because of good doctors, […]

Kyohei Sakaguchi’s Zero Yen ProjectDate published: June 19, 2013

[Editor: Interesting interview/story about Kyohei Sakaguichi. who created the Zero Yen House- a flexible living home – Winnebago redifined. The US debut of How to Build a Mobile House will premiere at the  inaugural Japan Film Festival at New People.] Original Article Starts Here: By John H Lee | Issue 11, Fall 2007 Do Good Conventional thinking dictates that people live in houses—but what’s […]

Kei Cars: Japan’s Tiny (But Often High-Tech) MinicarsDate published: June 19, 2013

[Editor: Move over SMART car, the Japanese Kei-class cars are coming.Kei cars are 660cc or less fuel powered or all-electric vehicles with technology rivaling the bigger sized car offerings.] Original Article Starts Here: You don’t need us to tell you that the Japanese car market is about as far-removed from the U.S. market as it’s possible to get. […]

Torii: Sacred Bird GateDate published: June 14, 2013

[Editor: Ever wonder why we call the gate at the entrance of Buchanan Mall – Torii Gate?  The following article explains a few theories on the orgins of the Torii Gates. Our gate was built in 1976] Original Article Here: Torii: Sacred Bird Gate A torii is a gate with two overhead cross bars or […]

Obon in JapanDate published: June 11, 2013

[Editor Note: Coming up this Sunday, June 16 is Japan Day & Bon Odori at the Peace Plaza. Be sure to drop by and visit. Check out this article from About.com on why Japan honors Obon.] Original Article Here: By  Shizuko Mishima Obon is one of the most important Japanese traditions. People believe that their ancestors’ spirits come […]

The Art of Being Choco Moo – Interview & Live Painting in TokyoDate published: June 6, 2013

[Editor: Art, Fashion and J-Pop – That’s what Choco Moo is all about. Great combination. If you are looking for this, check out New People and some new happenings inside like MaruQ, Kusuyama and more.] Choco Moo is everywhere. From her high profile collaborations with Japanese fashion brands and musicians (including Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) to praise from top K-Pop groups […]

Tasting Tour Uncovers Japantown’s Tempting SecretsDate published: June 5, 2013

[Editor Notes: This article was published over a year ago but like time things change. What you will find on the first floor of New People is now Crown and Crumpets – an english tea cafe. Check out this area for other great food articles from around the IT world] Original Article starts here: By […]

Japan Underground Bicycle Parking SystemsDate published: May 16, 2013

Original Article starts here: By Danny Choo While we do have a load of cars and public transport all over the place – the bicycle is still very much a common way to get around in Japan. So much so that finding a place to park ones two wheeler can be a problem – its […]

World in Pictures: Fountain fun in Japan and Commander Chris Hadfield returns to EarthDate published: May 14, 2013

TODAY’S World in Pictures features photographs of a child playing in front of a fountain at a park in Tokyo and the crew of NASA Expedition 35; Commander Chris Hadfield, Russian Flight Engineer Roman Romanenko, and NASA Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn sit in chairs outside the Soyuz Capsule just minutes after they landed back on […]

CAREGIVERS: Japanese Americans At RiskDate published: May 13, 2013

(Additional Note: We found the following article to be of interest to all Japanese / Japanese Americans. We have several organizations like Kimochi, JCCCNC,Sequoias and Carlisle that can support the various aspects here in the Japantown community.) (Editor’s note: The following article was made possible through the MetLife Foundation Journalists in Aging Fellows program, a collaboration of New America Media […]

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