Atsushi Kawamura

For Atsushi Kawamura's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

War vet, 98, recalls two tours as an 'expendable'

May 25, 2015

War vet, 98, recalls two tours as an 'expendable'

Soldiers were merely “expendables” in the Imperial Japanese Army, says a 98-year-old survivor from World War II. Junichi Tanigawa was called into the army twice — in 1938 and 1943 — and fought in China and Burma. While Tanigawa was a standard soldier, his ...

Group adds summer to oyster season

Jul 6, 2007

Group adds summer to oyster season

Hiroshima Prefecture boasts of being Japan’s No. 1 producer of oysters, which have traditionally only been available in the colder months. Now oystermen are working to turn them into a summer delicacy, too. Fishermen and fisheries industry officials along with the municipality of Etajima ...