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Kimiko De Freytas-Tamura

Kimiko De Freytas-Tamura

    Crisis deepens at quake-hit Japan nuclear plant
    Crisis deepens at quake-hit Japan nuclear plant
    Japan's nuclear crisis deepened on Wednesday with another fire at a quake-hit atomic power plant and a radiation spike there that forced the...
    Dalai Lama: China 'acting like a child' on rights
    Dalai Lama: China 'acting like a child' on rights
    The Dalai Lama on Wednesday accused China of "acting like a child" in cracking down on Tibetans and other minorities, saying it lacked the moral...
    Elderly porn king works his charm on ageing Japan
    Elderly porn king works his charm on ageing Japan
    Shigeo Tokuda (74) might look like an average Japanese grandfather but appearances can be deceptive -- he is the country's king of elderly porn, a...
    Japan's prime minister aims for new start
    Japan's prime minister aims for new start
    Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda vowed on Saturday to fight price hikes and boost cooperation with Asian countries, as he attempted to breathe...
    UN calls for compromise in climate-change talks
    UN calls for compromise in climate-change talks
    The United Nations climate chief on Thursday called for rich and developing nations to reach a compromise as they held talks in Japan in their bid...
    In Japan, bestsellers now come via the phone
    In Japan, bestsellers now come via the phone
    With her hair tied back into a neat ponytail, Hikari Kanno (13), a bookish schoolgirl, would hardly seem to fit the profile of an avid reader of...
    Japan launches lunar orbiter
    Japan launches lunar orbiter
    Japan's first lunar orbiter successfully blasted into space on Friday on the most extensive mission to investigate the moon since the United...
    Muggles out in force for Harry Potter premiere
    Muggles out in force for Harry Potter premiere
    Muggles from all corners of Japan descended on Tokyo on Thursday as Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe swept up the red carpet to the delight of a...
    Fans grumble about lack of new PS3 games
    Fans grumble about lack of new PS3 games
    PlayStation 3 fans were preparing for a sleepless night ahead of Saturday's launch of Sony's hotly awaited new console but the hype has been...