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Laid low by the 2011 earthquake, Mashiko rebuilt its world-famous ceramics industry through local fortitude and far-flung support.
As soon as the tremors stopped, Kazumi Otsuka made for the car. The quake had been strong in Gunma Prefecture, but the radio news said it was much worse in neighboring Tochigi.
Ahead of St Patrick’s Day on March 17, one Member explains his devotion to the Emerald Isle.
It all started with an ad in the newspaper. Hideki Mimura, the son of a Yokohama potato farmer, was perusing The Japan Times in 1990, when something caught his eye in the classifieds.
Ahead of this month’s Women’s Group tour of Tokyo’s “Kitchen Town,” INTOUCH explores the uniqueness of Japanese knives.
The bustle of Kappabashi Street is different from the nearby tourist spots of Tokyo Sky Tree and Asakusa’s Senso Temple. Most shoppers in this quarter of east Tokyo are business owners, searching the arcade of small shops for items to kit out their restaurants.
Once an everyday sumo fan, Member Ryan Goldstein is now a patron of a wrestlers’ stable.
The young sumo wrestler braces himself as his enormous stablemate barrels into his chest, driving him across the dirt ﬂoor of the dohyo practice ring like a football tackling sled.