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Alena Eckelmann

For Alena Eckelmann's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

From East Berlin to the Far East, and vice versa

| Nov 10, 2009

From East Berlin to the Far East, and vice versa

On Nov. 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. The East German nation, for 28 years hidden from the world’s eyes behind almost impassable walls, suddenly opened up. Tens of thousands of Germans rushed to the borders to see the unbelievable for themselves, and ...

Meeting the charity challenge

| May 12, 2009

Meeting the charity challenge

Can you imagine yourself completing a 100-km mountain trail in 48 hours and — if this is not enough of a challenge — begging your family, friends and colleagues to part with some hard-earned cash and sponsor you? What’s more, could you do all ...