Chihiro Inoue

For Chihiro Inoue's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japan-born, Kaitani-trained ballerina hits stride in S. Korea

Jun 4, 2013

Japan-born, Kaitani-trained ballerina hits stride in S. Korea

Choi Tae-ji, a Japanese-born South Korean prima ballerina, has dedicated herself to developing ballet in her country, once described by South Korean media as a “ballet desert” because of its failure to produce any great dancers. The 53-year-old director of the Korea National Ballet ...

Apr 13, 2010

Spy drama pulls S. Koreans to Akita

AKITA — South Korean tourists are flocking in large numbers to snow-covered Akita Prefecture thanks to a South Korean TV spy drama featuring the popular Lee Byung Hun. The Japan office of South Korean travel agency Hanatour said about 1,500 sightseers from South Korea ...