Andreas Hippin

For Andreas Hippin's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

The end of silence: Korea's Hiroshima

| Aug 2, 2005

The end of silence: Korea's Hiroshima

When Shin Jin Tae’s first daughter died, her mother was still breast-feeding her. “She became thinner and thinner until she passed away,” the 62-year-old farmer says. When more mysterious diseases and inexplicable deaths occurred in Hapcheon county where he lives, Shin started to think ...

A fight to the death

| Jul 12, 2005

A fight to the death

Her bony, 80-year-old body floating around inside a nylon shirt and cigarette permanently clamped between what appear to be her two remaining front teeth, Kan Kyon Nam is an unlikely illegal squatter. But frail or not, if the bulldozers come she wants it known ...

| Apr 15, 2003

Has rightwing hijacked Japan abductee issue?

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, who says he has been “humiliated” by Prime Minister Koizumi and will never again talk to him, formed a secret alliance with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda, even as his regime was preparing thousands of liters of ...