By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister picked five women for his Cabinet on Wednesday, matching the past record and sending the strongest message yet about his determination to change deep-seated views on gender and revive the economy by getting women on board as workers and leaders.
The Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington will partner with the Seattle Center to bring the fifth annual International Children’s Friendship Festival to Seattle on April 12 and 13, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on both days.
I’m disappointed and offended by Mark Lee’s article [from last week], painting the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS)
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese women are expected to live almost 86.5 years, topping the world longevity ratings for the 25th straight year, the government reported on July 26.
Ludovic Morlot will be Seattle Symphony’s next music director, beginning in the 2011–2012 season. I was one of the lucky ones to see him conduct a few months ago at Benaroya Hall.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A showdown looms this week over the 25-year ban on commercial whaling: Should it be eased, which might mean fewer whales are killed?
APIA, Samoa (AP) — On Monday, Sept. 7, Samoa prepared to become the first country in nearly 40 years to switch driving from one side of the road to the other.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has bought whale meat from Iceland, the first time in 17 years it has imported the meat, a news agency reported Saturday, Nov. 29.