THE PERIPHERY Oldest Alive
I read in Mayabout Jiroemon Kimura, a Japanese man born in 1897, making him 116 years of age andthe oldest person in the world:
Sadly, when looking him up over the 4th of July weekend, I discovered... Posted on 7/24/13 at 7:15 AM
THE NEW FORTY The River Whisperer...
While I believe most folks realize we live on a volatile planet, I think we often get caught up in day-to-day life and forget how fragile the balance is between everything is all right and everything ... Posted on 3/15/11 at 12:32 PM
Paris Hilton canceled her Asia tour and returned home when she was denied entry at Tokyo's airport Wednesday following a drug violation in the U.S. — running afoul of strict Japanese laws that have tripped up celebrities from Paul McCartney to Diego Maradona.
Shino Yuasa, Associated Press Writer
, September 22, 2010
For the first time since it began televising sumo tournaments 57 years ago, Japan's public broadcasting network decided Tuesday not to air the upcoming competition live because of a gambling scandal that has sullied the sport's reputation.
Eric Talmadge, Associated Press Writer
, July 06, 2010
The fifth trip was the charm for Kaitlyn Halom. The Superior woman flew to Ami-Machi Japan Sunday to spend the next year teaching English overseas.
“I’ve been waiting to do this ever since I started college,” said Halom, 24. When she got an e-mail about the job opening she didn’t hesitate to say “yes,” even though she had less than four weeks to get ready for it.
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