Christine T. Tjandraningsih

For Christine T. Tjandraningsih's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Indonesia not independent yet, anti-Japan activist from '74 says

Jan 20, 2014

Indonesia not independent yet, anti-Japan activist from '74 says

On Jan. 15, 1974, then-Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka might have never expected that his four-day visit to Jakarta would incite an anti-Japan riot in the Indonesian capital that left scores of people dead. His visit unfortunately coincided with student protests that began in the ...

Indonesia eel hot item for smugglers

Jul 29, 2013

Indonesia eel hot item for smugglers

Japan is steeped in century-old rituals where people traditionally eat grilled freshwater eel on “doyo no ushi no hi,” the day customarily dedicated to eating eel. Eel day fell on July 22 this year, but concern over dwindling stocks in Japan is growing, with ...

Indonesians to get book on Japanese freedom fighter

Aug 19, 2011

Indonesians to get book on Japanese freedom fighter

The Indonesian-language version of a Japanese book depicting the little-known story of a Japanese man who fought for Indonesia’s freedom will be published next month. The book is “Zanryu Nihon-hei no Shinjitsu” (“The True Story of a Japanese Soldier Who Stayed Behind”), written by ...

Jul 5, 2010

Java ship seeks ancient Japan ties

JAKARTA — A ship representing the spirit of the ancient Majapahit Kingdom on Java Island set sail Sunday from Jakarta on a 9,000-km voyage to Japan and other countries to celebrate the sailing history of the Majapahit Kingdom and the historical relationship between Majapahit ...

Apr 5, 2010

Indonesians seek flexibility in exam for foreign nurses

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s nursing association has called on the Japanese government to be more flexible in the national nursing exam so more foreign nurses can pass it and work in the nation. Achir Yani, president of the Indonesian National Nurses’ Association, made the call ...

Jakarta slams lack of CO2 progress

Dec 9, 2009

Jakarta slams lack of CO2 progress

JAKARTA — With the much-awaited Copenhagen climate change talks having started Monday, Indonesia, the world’s third-highest emitter of greenhouse gases, has criticized Japan and other rich countries for hiding behind the United States’ failure to commit to carbon dioxide cuts and not yet expressing ...

Sep 9, 2009

Japanese recounts role fighting to free Indonesia

SIDOMULYO VILLAGE, Indonesia — Rahmat Shigeru Ono enjoyed his dinner of fried noodles, mixed sauteed vegetables and a spicy boiled egg. For most of his life he has eaten Indonesian dishes and he’s used to it, except that it must be accompanied by an ...

Explorer sails Black Current to trace ancestors

Apr 17, 2009

Explorer sails Black Current to trace ancestors

KAMPONG LAMBE, Indonesia — A Tokyo surgeon this week set off from Indonesia on a 100-day voyage to trace one of the paths believed taken by ancestors of the Japanese some 3,000 to 10,000 years ago. Departing from Kampong Lambe, a small fishing hamlet ...

Indonesian caregivers in Japan encourage compatriots

Mar 25, 2009

Indonesian caregivers in Japan encourage compatriots

JAKARTA (Kyodo) News and e-mail messages from Indonesian nurses working in hospitals and nursing facilities in Japan have encouraged their colleagues to seek similar opportunities. Dyana, 30, and Endah Trisnawati, 25, are among them. Last Friday, along with 300 other nurses, they took a ...

'Tempura tech' turns Indonesia coal into energy source

Jan 9, 2009

'Tempura tech' turns Indonesia coal into energy source

SATUI, Indonesia (Kyodo) Takuo Shigehisa loves to cook, and tempura is one of his favorite dishes. But the 53-year-old Shigehisa never expected that his love of cooking would lead him to discover a technology that applies the same principle that makes tempura crispy to ...