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September 30, 2008

Supporting Victims of the Great Sichuan Earthquake

In view of the gravity of the situation, the Tokyo Foundation called out to our scholarship recipients (called SYLFF fellows) ...

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September 30, 2008

China's Post-Olympics Economy

Will the Chinese economy lose steam after the Beijing Olympics? The author visited China's economic hub of Shanghai just before ...

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September 30, 2008

Salmon Sacchep

The Ainu, an indigenous people who inhabited the northern part of Japan and part of Russia, produced sacchep, made by ...

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September 30, 2008

Asakusa Nori

Nori is an indispensable element of any sushi meal. At first glance, the black sheets of dried seaweed may look ...

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September 30, 2008

Agar

Kanten, or agar, is a gelatinous substance that is essential in Japanese confectionery. Unlike animal gelatin, kanten is a healthy, ...

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September 30, 2008

Soybeans

Soybeans are essential to Japanese cookery, yet Japan produces only five percent of what it consumes. The author introduces a ...

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September 30, 2008

Dried Kaki (2)

Dried kakis, which are traditional sweets made of one of the few fruits native to Japan, now face a crisis ...

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September 30, 2008

Dried Kaki (1)

The kaki (Diospyros kaki), or Japanese persimmon, is one of the few fruits that are native to Japan. Until sugar ...

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September 30, 2008

Human Resource Development as the Key to the Local Governance

To prepare local government officials in Japan for governing decentralization, the Tokyo Foundation has offered a professional training program for ...

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