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Offering Help & Hope INDEPTH | FOCUS

Offering Help & Hope

How can decluttering your closet help Tokyo’s most vulnerable? INTOUCH finds out.

Tadashige Fujiwara cups his hands as if peering into a crystal ball and flexes his thick fingers, worn smooth like the concrete blocks he once cemented to the Beppu Bay shoreline. Skin eroded by backbreaking hardship, debt, homelessness and near death.

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Supercharging Green Energy in Japan INDEPTH | FOCUS

Supercharging Green Energy in Japan

With most of Japan’s nuclear reactors sitting idle, foreign and domestic developers are working to give renewable energy a boost.

The countryside in and around Mito City, around 100 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, is dotted with remnants of Japan’s economic boom—and eventual bust—of the late 1980s: underused golf courses. But a number of these symbols of Japan’s bubble years now represent the country’s shift to renewable sources of energy.

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Big Easy Bash INDEPTH | FOCUS

Big Easy Bash

As New Orleans celebrates its annual party this month, Member Joseph Bodenheimer shares his childhood Mardi Gras memories.

The year 1969 was a momentous one. Neil Armstrong took man’s first steps on the moon, Jimi Hendrix played a blazing rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock and what we now know as the Internet began to take form. What is lost amid such notable events is the landmark New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration that set the standard for today’s grandiose bash.

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A Steady Hand INDEPTH | FOCUS

A Steady Hand

The Club’s new president, Michael Alfant, shares his thoughts on leadership and the future of the Club.

Michael Alfant surveys the Traders’ Bar salad bar. Introduced last year, the lunchtime offering was one of the initiatives started during his two-year tenure as chair of the Club’s Food & Beverage Committee.

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