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On the Frontline of Gender and Technology: Engineer Abe Reiko Brings Japanese Know-How to Asia’s Rail Infrastructure

Civil engineer Abe Reiko travels the world applying her expertise in ensuring safety and quality on a wide variety of rail projects in Asia, including construction of metro lines in India and high-speed trains in Taiwan.

Nurturing a Tradition with the Global Sushi ChallengeJames Singleton

Enjoying sushi in Japan includes the luxury of knowing the meal is genuine. As the cuisine has spread overseas, however, authenticity is not always something diners can take for granted. To help promote sushi knowledge, Japan’s World Sushi Skills Institute and the Norwegian Seafood Council have teamed up to present the Global Sushi Challenge. Framed as the largest international competition for sus…

Making Room for Bicycles on the RoadKobayashi Shigeki

Bicycles being ridden on sidewalks are an everyday sight in Japan. But now the government is trying to get bicyclists to ride on the street instead. Kobayashi Shigeki, head of the Bicycle Usage Promotion Study Group, looks at the challenges facing government agencies as they seek to change what has become a deep-rooted custom in Japan.

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