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2014.08.15 The Glow of the Human Touch: Why Shoeshine Stands are Making a Comeback
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2014.08.08 AKB48: The Return of Idol Music and the Rise of the Superfan
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2014.08.05 The Curious Solidarity Between China and Korea
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2014.08.04 Thomas Noguchi, Legendary Hollywood Coroner
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2014.07.28 The PLA’s Rising Prominence
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2014.07.08 The Lessons of Brazil 2014
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2014.07.02 The Sexist Abuse That Threatens to Shake the Nation
Mamiya Jun
2014.07.01 Brazil 2014: Greener Grass Inside the Stadiums
Yanai Yumiko
2014.06.30 Can Korea Overcome the Blow of April 16?
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2014.06.25 Of Culture Shock and “Shokunin” Culture
Liao Baming
2014.06.18 A Loss for Japan, But a Clear Path Forward for Its Soccer
Yanai Yumiko
2014.06.16 Twenty-Five Years After Tiananmen: The Flame of Democracy Still Burns in China
Shida Kenzō
2014.06.13 Becoming Japanese: Zaccheroni’s Shift to Attacking Soccer
Yanai Yumiko
2014.06.12 The National Decline that Lifted AKB48 to the Top
Mamiya Jun
2014.06.11 Kim’s Big Gambit, Abe’s Big Gamble
Lee Young-hwa
2014.06.06 Will Rising Tensions in the South China Sea Spill Over into the East China Sea?
Ogawa Kazuhisa
2014.06.03 Chinese Investors Not Dazzled by Japan’s Property Market
Shida Kenzō
2014.06.02 Sneakers for a God
Alexander N. Meshcheryakov
2014.05.26 The True Benefits of Studying in Japan
Almoamen Abdalla
2014.05.13 2013 in Japanese Fashion
Shimada Yūki
2014.05.12 Ferry Disaster Deals a Blow to Korean Confidence
Roh Daniel
2014.04.16 The Problems of Science Management: Riken Is No Isolated Case
Sven Saaler
2014.04.04 Japan’s Music Industry: Back on Its Downward Track
Ian Martin
2014.03.24 Growth Ahead for Indie Games in Japan
Jason Coskrey
2014.03.04 Lawmakers Raise a Cup to Local Sake
Hitora Tadashi
2014.02.28 Legendary 41-year-old Powers Japan’s Ski Jumping Revival
Yanai Yumiko
2014.02.26 Asada Mao’s Skating Comeback Wins Hearts
Yanai Yumiko
2014.02.20 At the Sochi Games: The Olympic Atmosphere Around Town
Yanai Yumiko
2014.02.19 A Post-Plushenko Champion: Hanyū Yuzuru Wins Figure Skating Gold
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