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INTOUCH Magazine

Tagged under: INDEPTH | CULTURE

High Roller INDEPTH | CULTURE

High Roller

Set to appear at the Club this month, the world’s top-ranked backgammon player talks dice, trophies and lady luck.

Three things refuse to obey my will,” 12th-century Japanese emperor Go-Shirakawa quipped in the seminal war chronicle The Tale of the Heike. “The waters of the Kamo River, the fall of the backgammon dice and the monks of Enryakuji Temple.”

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Man of Steel INDEPTH | CULTURE

Man of Steel

Want to take the grind out of everyday cooking? The answer lies in the knife drawer.

Izumo Grand Shrine was in trouble.

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Mashiko Rising INDEPTH | CULTURE

Mashiko Rising

Laid low by the 2011 earthquake, Mashiko rebuilt its world-famous ceramics industry through local fortitude and far-flung support.

As soon as the tremors stopped, Kazumi Otsuka made for the car. The quake had been strong in Gunma Prefecture, but the radio news said it was much worse in neighboring Tochigi.

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Cultural Ambassador INDEPTH | CULTURE

Cultural Ambassador

Ahead of St Patrick’s Day on March 17, one Member explains his devotion to the Emerald Isle.

It all started with an ad in the newspaper. Hideki Mimura, the son of a Yokohama potato farmer, was perusing The Japan Times in 1990, when something caught his eye in the classifieds.

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