Beth J. Harpaz

For Beth J. Harpaz's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

9/11 tributes reveal stories behind the names

Aug 23, 2014

9/11 tributes reveal stories behind the names

Out-of-towners and locals alike have shown enormous interest in sites connected to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. More than 700,000 people from all 50 states and 131 countries have been to the National Sept. 11 Museum since it opened May 21. More have come ...

Revisiting the 1964 New York World's Fair, 50 years on

Apr 26, 2014

Revisiting the 1964 New York World's Fair, 50 years on

You can just barely see them through the window of the No. 7 subway as it rattles into the elevated station in Corona, Queens: a gigantic steel sphere, two rocket ships, and towers that appear to be capped by flying saucers. These unusual landmarks ...