Japan

Rainier Valley Food Bank volunteers used the Japanese Kaizen philosophy to resolve food-bank “choke points.” (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

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How the strategy of “continuous improvement” developed in Japan and perfected at Starbucks is helping feed the hungry in South Seattle.

A member of a Japanese Search and Rescue team, still looking for survivors in Unosumai, Japan six days after the earthquake. (Photo by Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock via Flickr)

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Four years after the earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan, Seattle artists and musicians are raising money to help heal psychological and social scars.

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Seattleites joined sister city Kobe, Japan in marking 20 years since the devastating 1995 earthquake.

A classroom full of students in Japan, where class sizes average around 30 students. (Photo by Shintaro Ozawa)

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What do Japan and South Korea have to say about the value of small class sizes?

Promotional material for an International Studies Abroad program in Spain reflects the demographics that dominate study abroad overall.

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The two most influential forces in my life have been writing and travel. Growing up I always wanted to see the world (any place...