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Chiho Iuchi

Chiho Iuchi is a writer covering classical music scenes in Japan. She has also been serving as a staff editor at The Japan Times mainly in charge of national day special supplements, in collaboration with more than 100 embassies in Japan, which has (hopefully) broadened her perspectives on music.

For Chiho Iuchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Mayor of Kyoto has big plans for tourism

Sep 12, 2014

Mayor of Kyoto has big plans for tourism

For Kyoto to continue growing as a tourism-oriented city, it must take steps that combine landscape planning with services, the mayor says. Fortunately, many aspects of Japanese culture that originated in Kyoto have gained international recognition in the past 20 years, even as the ...

Connecting two cities beyond interpretation

| Aug 31, 2014

Connecting two cities beyond interpretation

Interpreters and translators facilitate communication and understanding between people who speak different languages, which sometimes is instrumental in bridging two distant cities. Tomoko Kitamura-Nielsen, a journalist, coordinator and adviser based in Lolland, Denmark, was happy to hear the news in July about the opening ...

Working to broaden EU-Japan cooperation in research

| May 9, 2014

Working to broaden EU-Japan cooperation in research

I was surprised Japanese children knew the European Union, said Maria Cristina Russo, director for international cooperation in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, who joined an event on robots held on April 13 in Tokyo during her recent visit to Japan. ...

Seiji Ozawa takes to the stage for Mozart opera

Apr 8, 2014

Seiji Ozawa takes to the stage for Mozart opera

It is certainly good to see Maestro Seiji Ozawa back at the podium again. Japan’s most celebrated conductor made a triumphant return to the Saito Kinen Festival last summer after having taken two years off due to bad health. He took a rest after ...

Review: The Soldier's Tale at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Apr 4, 2014

Review: The Soldier's Tale at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale” remains as thought-provoking a piece today as it was in 1918, when it was created just after World War I. As the third part of a Stravinsky-focused series by the Spring Festival in Tokyo (following “The Firebird” and “Petrushka” ...