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Julie Makinen

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Beijing bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times

Julie Makinen on KCRW

When it comes to fashion, art, and design, Tokyo has become one of the world’s trendsetters. But for a moment in 1976, Los Angeles was Tokyo’s muse.

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Five days after a massive earthquake in Nepal, rescue workers pulled two more people from the rubble in Kathmandu.

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