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Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

In the remote mountains of the Japanese island of Shikoku, an old woman makes soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat. It's ancient technique that is adapting to modern times.

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Religion

'Cultural Mormons' Adjust The Lifestyle But Keep The Label

Some Mormons choose to leave the faith but not the community. And they are learning to tread new ground where belonging can exist sometimes without belief.

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Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

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'Cultural Mormons' Adjust The Lifestyle But Keep The Label

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