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Lifestyle 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Marrying local with Japanese

Wherever chef Norio Nomoto has worked to broaden and to share his culinary knowledge, he has put his creative talents to the test by marrying local produce and ingredients with traditional Japanese fare.

Lifestyle 26 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Adding rosy tones to fairness

SOME Asians#8217; liking for fairer skin has spawned a huge market for skin-clarifying products, helped along the way by media reinforcement. HOOI YOU CHING reports a twist in the trend and Kao Biore#8217;s response to it.

Lifestyle 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Reaching for perfection

S.L. Wong reviews GEISHA OF GION by Mineko Iwasaki with Rande Brown.

Lifestyle 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Put your feet first

Forget about stretchmarks #8211; looking after your feet during pregnancy is much more important, says JUDITH WOODS.

Education 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

What young adults read

Although reports suggest many young Malaysians don#8217;t read beyond their course materials or field of study, there may still be hope yet. I>StarEducation/Icame across some young people who actually I>do/Iread for recreation. Below they reveal their choice of books:

Education 18 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lessons for an American teacher in Japan

When American-Japanese DAVID NAKAMURA took on an English-teaching gig in Japan, he got more than he bargained for. Here, he relates with humour and candour an experience that was full of the unexpected.

Lifestyle 18 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Confession of an Italian ‘geisha’

Is Sven Goran Eriksson's girlfriend Nancy Dell'Olio's easy acceptance of infidelity and her priority 'to please her man' a sign of weakness? Or is it just evidence of a cultural divide, asks REBECCA PIKE.

Lifestyle 23 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Staying out of the sun

Japanese women are still keen on white, discovers FRANCOISE KADRI.

Lifestyle 11 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM


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Lifestyle 13 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Reflections of the Rising Sun

If you#8217;re a new convert to Japanese cinema and are keen to explore beyond the magic of Hayao Miyazaki#8217;s anime and Akira Kurosawa#8217;s classic works, here#8217;s your chance to experience more of one of the most innovative cinematic traditions in the world.