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March 09, 2017

The Emperor Initiates an Important Conversation

Emperor Akihito’s rare televised address to the nation last August made news primarily as a statement of the aging monarch’s ...

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August 15, 2016

China’s Social Divisions and the Search for a Common “Baseline”

Transcending the conflicting interests of China’s increasingly divided and fragmented society has become a preoccupation among government leaders and intellectuals ...

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February 24, 2014

The Latest Wave of Chinese Emigration

While earlier generations of Chinese emigrants settled down and assiduously built careers in their adopted homes, the Chinese who are ...

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July 01, 2013

Overseas Chinese: Lessons in Identity and Flexibility

Enrollment has soared at Japan’s Chinese schools as a result of bold new policies designed to accommodate diversity. Anthropologist Chen ...

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May 16, 2011

Message from the Participants of the BABA Meeting in Nara

Sylff fellows who participated in the ninth Building a Better Asia (BABA) meeting in Nara offer messages of encouragement and ...

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November 03, 2009

Japanese Radish

Daikon, or Japanese radish, is one of the most representative vegetables of Japan. Originally from the Mediterranean and Black Sea ...

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September 03, 2009

A Marriage of Convenience: Filipina Domestic Workers and the Singaporean State

Last month I flew to South Korea to participate as a paper presenter and panel chair in the World Civic ...

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December 26, 2008

Message from the Chairman:
The Tokyo Foundation's Work in 2009

Two years ago, the Tokyo Foundation undertook a sweeping overhaul of the structure and content of its programs. We conducted ...

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December 16, 2008

Koji, an Aspergillus

Miso soup for breakfast and dinner, soy sauce that always makes it on the dining table, the evening cup of ...

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December 03, 2008

Rapeseed Oil

For ages, rapeseed oil was an important oil in Japanese cooking. But while oil consumption has increased with the Westernization ...

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