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From Saipan with Love By Glenn Policare

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Eugene Teal Surf Family By J.M. Roberts

Big Kahuna brings surfing and Hawaiian brotherhood to burned-out businessmen in Chiba. It’s a brisk Sunday morning in May and I’m on the 6:15 a.m. train headed for Chiba—hangover notwithstanding. The city gives way to green rice fie...

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The Great Ballini By Rob Volansky

Juggling personal relationships and careers in the arts brought Stefan Bell from his native Hungary to Canada, America, and then to a small town in central Hokkaido where he’s still juggling…and much more. At age14, Stefan Bell taught hi...

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Daichi: A Small Shop Built on Big Ideas By Greg Lowan

FAIR TRADE Nakatsu is a small city of 85,000 in Kyushu’s Oita Prefecture about halfway between the famous hot springs of Beppu to the east and the modern metropolis of Fukuoka to the west. A few years ago my wife, Miho, took a teaching positi...