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Amy Chavez

For Amy Chavez's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

| Apr 20, 2014

The one that got away

In 2004, the job of looking after the local foreigner went to Rikimatsu-san, a 75-year-old fisherman intent on teaching me the ways of the Seto Inland Sea.

| Mar 7, 2014

Barely-a-bear Kumamon could be the next faker to shock Japan

Japan’s “deaf composer,” Mamoru Samuragochi, has turned out to be an imposter. Wow, who’s next? Well, I’ll tell you. For years, I’ve suspected there’s something different about Kumamon the bear. I think soon we’ll be reading the following news about Japan’s most popular mascot ...