Keith Kuwatani

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How Being Half-Japanese Shaped My Understanding of Beauty

Most people don't assume that I'm Japanese. After all, with my medium-olive complexion, large, round eyes, and naturally wavy hair — all traits that I inherited from my mother, who is Puerto Rican — I recognize that I'm not exactly what people picture when they think of someone who is of partial …

Retirement Annuity: Worth It?

Why buy a retirement annuity? For the income, of course. Consider your options carefully, though. The best annuities can serve you well, but some are a bad investment. Who should buy retirement annuities? Many older Americans. Are they good for retirement? You betcha.<p>Image source: Getty …

A Strategy for a Lifetime of Income

Split your nest egg into separate buckets to generate income throughout your retirement.<p><i>EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally published in the</i> …

In the Shadow of Abenomics, Cheap Restaurants Are Popular in Japan

[Japan's izakaya restaurant brand, Bampaiya/ Image: A screenshot of Bampaiya website (active-source.co.jp)]<p>By <i>AsiaToday</i> reporter Kim Ye-jin - As consumers tighten purse strings again, restaurants are cutting prices.<p>While the Japanese government is making efforts escape from deflation and boost …

Japan

Airbnb listing in Japan reveals travel destination with exclusive use of huge private island

Sleep in a <b>traditional Japanese house</b> while surrounded by <b>rice paddies, beaches, tree-houses, zip lines and a lighthouse</b> on your very own private …

Homebase

DIY - Cheap Cedar Raised Beds - Quiet Corner

Cedar raised beds make gardening easier, more accessible, more economical, and more efficient. But often a cedar raised beds can cost hundreds of …

How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed - Quiet Corner

Tips How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed<p>Creating your own home garden is not always an easy task, but with this DIY U-Shaped garden, it will be …

9 Gardening Diagrams Every Gardener Needs to Pin

We predict beautiful blooms in your future.<p>As soothing, rewarding, and therapeutic as gardening can be, it can also be challenging. This plant needs <i>how much</i> sun? Tomatoes can't be planted next to <i>what</i> vegetable? Thankfully, there are tons of gardeners on Pinterest who are here to save the day with …

Few Americans know about this mysterious, remote valley in southern Japan

By Mark Jenkins<p>The Japanese know the Iya Valley for its remoteness, alpine scenery and vine bridges and for being the fabled 12th-century refuge of the Heike clan. Americans are unlikely to know it at all, but if they do, it’s probably because of Alex Kerr.<p>At the tourist information office near …

DIY- Raised Beds for Your Garden - Quiet Corner

We made three 8×3 raised beds from pressure-treated wood. Pressure-Treated is cheap, easy to use but conflicting info about it’s use for food …

Woodworking

10 Reasons Why You're Going to Love Tokyo

At once surprisingly familiar and unbelievably exotic, Japan is, quite simply, one of the best places you will ever travel. It all starts with Tokyo, a city that's equal parts perplexing and alluring, a place built to thrill even the most jaded traveler. If you've never been, you're missing out and …

Japan

10 Raised Garden Beds That Fit Any Backyard Space

Just add soil, seeds, sunshine, and voilà!<p>Starting a garden is no easy task, and it can be especially challenging if the terrain surrounding your property isn't amenable to the types of plants you'd like to grow. Enter the raised garden bed — a boxy unit that allows you to plant flowers, herbs, and …

IKEA Launches Indoor Garden That Can Grow Food All Year-Round

If you are living in the city, but have always wanted to grow your own vegetables and herbs, then Swedish furniture giant IKEA might actually have …

Houseplants

[How to] Build a Raised Bed for Your Veggies and Plants

21st Mar 2016<p><i>This is a guest post from the 1 Million Women community.</i><p><i>Written by Lana Hawkins</i><p>Unlike garden planters, raised beds have no bottom and …

Cheap Flights to Tokyo, Passenger Who Fell From Cruise Ship Missing, Win a Weekend at the Palace & More

Headlines & highlights from around the web:• The search continues for a man who jumped/fell from a cruise ship near Key West late on Friday night<br>• Win a …

9 tips for growing from seed (c'mon — you can do it!)

Gardeners grow from seed for a variety of reasons. It's cheaper and more predictable, especially if you are using seed saved from that tangy Roma tomato that did so well last year.<p>And for lettuces, Asian greens and carrots, things that are quick to harvest, repeated successive sowing around the …

Gardening

The holy grail of ramen dishes

While Tokyo has Japan’s only Michelin-starred ramen restaurant, the noodle consistently voted as the nation’s most delicious comes from a tiny, family-run shop in Wakayama City.<p>I watched without blinking as a row of six hands performed a bullet-fast dance: a splash of soy sauce, a shower of …

Japan

9 predictions for the future of programming

Some scientists say time moves forward at a constant rate. The clever ones argue that everything changes near the speed of light. But none of this …

Autonomous Cars

5 Tips To Survive Stock Market Volatility In Retirement

The first two weeks of 2016 have served as a strong reminder that stock market volatility is inevitable. On Friday, the Dow dropped 391 points, finishing off a terrible opening two weeks for investors in which the index went down over 1,400 points. While the market slides are driven in part by …