| Mar 27, 2012

Suginami Ward 'informers' just doing their job

Several residents of Tokyo’s Suginami Ward contacted us in response to C.W.’s experience, which appeared in our March 6 column, “Immigration ‘informers’ call on foreigners in Suginami Ward.” Victoria admits she was also concerned at first: “I live in Suginami Ward and have already ...

| Feb 21, 2012

Ill-prepared schools put returner, family in tough spot

In response to our recent two-part series on education (“Rejoining school system in Japan after time away can be tough” and “Acceptance — social and otherwise — a crucial issue for Japan returnee kids,” Jan. 10 and 17), Rosie decided to share the story ...