New York Times Tokyo bureau chief. Still want to know who, what, when, where, why & how. Mom, book fiend. https://www.pinterest.com/motokorich/books-im-reading/

North Korean missile test brings temporary unity in East Asia

post-gazette.com — TOKYO - The missile that North Korea test-fired from a submarine off its east coast Wednesday momentarily brought together three nations that have recently had reasons to squabble.

North Korean Missile test brings temporary unity in East Asia - The Santa Fe New Mexican: News

santafenewmexican.com — TOKYO - The missile that North Korea test-fired from a submarine off its east coast Wednesday momentarily brought together three nations that have recently had reasons to squabble.

North Korean Missile Test Brings Temporary Unity in East Asia

nytimes.com — Past experience suggests that any cooperation is extremely fragile. But as North Korea continues to push boundaries, the East Asian neighbors could come under pressure to shift toward more meaningful collaboration on regional security. The latest missile test came two days after the United States and South Korea kicked off their annual joint military exercises.

A morning surprise for Japan: The prime minister as Super Mario

adn.com — National Sports Author: Motoko Rich, The New York Times Updated: 12 minutes ago Published 12 minutes ago TOKYO - Everyone knew that Shinzo Abe, the prime minister of Japan, was headed to Rio to represent the country that will host the 2020 Summer Olympics.

A morning surprise for Japan: Shinzo Abe as Super Mario - The Economic Times

economictimes.indiatimes.com — By Motoko Rich TOKYO: Everyone knew that Shinzo Abe, the prime minister of Japan, was headed to Rio to represent the country that will host the 2020 Summer Olympics.

A Morning Surprise for Japan: Shinzo Abe as Super Mario

nytimes.com — TOKYO - Everyone knew that Shinzo Abe, the prime minister of Japan, was headed to Rio to represent the country that will host the 2020 Summer Olympics. But viewers who tuned into the broadcast of Rio's closing ceremony on Monday morning Japan time were surprised to see their normally sober leader pop out of an oversize green drainpipe dressed as Super Mario, the star of the popular Nintendo video game series.

An Aging Boy Band Calls It Quits, but Japan Can’t Let Go:The Asahi Shimbun

Aging boy band SMAP calls it quits, but Japan can't let go

smh.com.au — Tokyo: For nearly three decades, millions of Japanese have clamoured for their every album, lined up with breathless anticipation for their concerts and gathered on Monday nights for their hit television show. Now, the nation is awash with anguish over word that SMAP - Japan's longest-running boy band, if it can still be called that with its youngest member pushing 40 - is splitting up.

Aging boy band calls it quits, but Japan can’t let go

seattletimes.com — SMAP, an acronym for Sports Music Assemble People, also has legions of fans in China, South Korea, Taiwan and elsewhere in Asia. Share story TOKYO - For nearly three decades, millions of Japanese have clamored for their every album, lined up with breathless anticipation for their concerts and gathered on Monday nights for their hit television show.

An Aging Boy Band Calls It Quits, but Japan Can’t Let Go

nytimes.com — TOKYO - For nearly three decades, millions of Japanese have clamored for their every album, lined up with breathless anticipation for their concerts and gathered on Monday nights for their hit television show. Now, the nation is awash with anguish over word that SMAP - Japan 's longest-running boy band, if it can still be called that with its youngest member pushing 40 - is splitting up.
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Aug 23, 2016

@bfink79 I believe so! at least in train stations there are elevators and ramps, but still very much a walking, crowded city on streets


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