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Dreux Richard

Dreux Richard is an American writer, journalist and literary translator living in Tokyo. He writes about Japan’s African community for The Japan Times and serves as Kyoto Journal’s literary translation editor.

For Dreux Richard's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Toxic management erodes safety at 'world's safest' nuclear plant

Mar 11, 2013

Toxic management erodes safety at 'world's safest' nuclear plant

On Jan. 30, 2012, Byron Nuclear Generating Station lost operability to all of its safety-related equipment. At the time, Jim Hazen was the nuclear station operator responsible for the affected reactor, one of two at the Exelon-owned nuclear plant in Byron, Illinois.

The best of his years . . .

Aug 28, 2011

The best of his years . . .

This summer, my translator and I stood in Izumi Matsumoto’s home-cum-office in Tokyo, where he had just been searching in vain for any original drawings from “Spring Wonder,” which was, 27 years ago, the first manga serial he pitched to leading comics magazine Weekly ...

Peace Boat-Rolls Royce talks lay bare ethical minefield

| Aug 23, 2011

Peace Boat-Rolls Royce talks lay bare ethical minefield

Convinced the recovery in Tohoku will result in the birth of widespread corporate philanthropy in Japan, in the same way the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake prompted the proliferation of volunteerism, Peace Boat director Tatsuya Yoshioka spent a day in June shepherding a busload of ...

Japan's Nigerians pay price for prosperity

| Jul 19, 2011

Japan's Nigerians pay price for prosperity

The Nigerian Union in Japan is the central civic organization for immigrants from Africa’s most populous nation. It has foundered twice in 21 years and its current incarnation is less than a year old. Its mixed history is a reflection of the social and ...