Akio Oikawa – The Art of Kumiko Transcends Time: This Intricate Japanese Form of Woodwork Looks as Good Today as Ever

The Japan News is an English-language daily newspaper published by The Yomiuri Shimbun, a leading Japanese newspaper with the largest circulation in the nation. Launched in 1955, the English paper was long known as The Daily Yomiuri but changed to its current name in April 2013 as part of a major renewal of the newspapers content. Drawing on The Yomiuri Shimbuns broad news coverage network, The Japan News offers the latest and most reliable information about Japan to the world and is an excellent source of both domestic and foreign news. The Japan News also has a partnership with The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and The Times of London.
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Terry Gross – Fresh Air, Fran Lebowitz and Anne Lamott

Humorist Fran Lebowitz and writer Anne Lamott on this archive edition of Fresh Air. The Washington Post called Fran Lebowitz “The funniest woman in America.” Humorist Lebowitz has come out with her first children’s book, Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet The Pandas. In 1978, she wrote the critically acclaimed book Metropolitan Life a collection of witty essays on life. Writer Anne Lamott’s new book is Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. Lamott talks about the nuts and bolts of how to write but also how to live a writer’s life. Her other books include Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year of Life. She was a book reviewer for Mademoiselle. (Original Broadcast Date: January 3, 1995)
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