Are we pointing at the right guy?

Mar 8, 2012

Are we pointing at the right guy?

Last August, much consternation was caused when an apparent rogue worker at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant appeared on a live-to-air webcam and pointed an accusatory finger directly at the camera. After about 20 minutes, the man, who was clad in a ...

Boat show stresses awareness

Mar 2, 2012

Boat show stresses awareness

If you’re looking forward to a summer of marine sports or fishing, this might be the place to start. The Japan International Boat Show 2012 is currently underway in Yokohama and will continue through Sunday. More than 160 boats are on display at the ...

Danger zones

Feb 26, 2012

Danger zones

Teruo Saito has lived most of his 79 years within a couple of hundred meters of the Pacific, in an area that has been overwhelmed by massive tsunamis twice in the last 600 years. Until last year’s Great East Japan Earthquake, the retired company ...

Dance troupe adds special Tohoku show

Feb 24, 2012

Dance troupe adds special Tohoku show

Lucnica, the Slovak National Folklore Ballet from Bratislava, has been described by a journalist at French newspaper La Marseillaise as “The Rolling Stones of folklore.” Perhaps what the writer meant is that they aren’t likely to gather any moss. One of the thrills of ...

Jan 19, 2012

Lost Kennedy photo now to be found in museums

John F. Kennedy is framed by the heads of seven TV cameramen. His hands are cupped in a some kind of explanatory gesture, but his mouth is closed. Perhaps he’s just finished saying something about his chances in the 1960 election, which is just ...

Lost Kennedy photo now to be found in museums

Jan 19, 2012

Lost Kennedy photo now to be found in museums

John F. Kennedy is framed by the heads of seven TV cameramen. His hands are cupped in a some kind of explanatory gesture, but his mouth is closed. Perhaps he’s just finished saying something about his chances in the 1960 election, which is just ...

Danger! Nuclear waste! Keep out — forever!

| Jan 15, 2012

Danger! Nuclear waste! Keep out — forever!

The earliest known cave paintings date from about 30,000 years ago, and the earliest bone tools found so far predate those paintings by another 40,000 years. Go back 100,000 years, and Homo sapiens — us lot — are only just emerging, though the fossil ...

Jan 5, 2012

Looking ahead: 10 shows to mark on the 2012 calender

“Fuyuko Matsui: Becoming Friends with All the Children in the World” Yokohama Museum of ArtDec. 17, 2011-March 18.www.yaf.or.jp/yma The tall and strikingly good looking Fuyuko Matsui confirmed her status as the nation’s most media-friendly artist when she was included as one of just 10 ...