Hidenori Tajima

For Hidenori Tajima's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Coach leads Myanmar's women's team higher

Dec 16, 2013

Coach leads Myanmar's women's team higher

Manager Yoshinori Kumada has been leading the Myanmar women’s national soccer team for 2½ years, guiding the unheralded side gradually up the FIFA rankings with the goal of qualifying for the 2015 World Cup. “Try not to float the ball, but roll it steadily,” ...

Envoy backs Myanmar's nation-building bid

Nov 3, 2013

Envoy backs Myanmar's nation-building bid

Mikio Numata, Japan’s ambassador to Myanmar, said he will support the people’s efforts to build their own nation. “I would respect whatever future Myanmar people envision,” said Numata, who assumed his post last November. Numata, 63, said he realized that Myanmar had changed dramatically ...

Apr 13, 2010

Hatoyama's Futenma waffling irks Guam

HAGATNA, Guam — Guam has been frustrated by the indecision of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama over the stalled plan to relocate U.S. Marines from Okinawa to the U.S. territory as well as its limited political influence over the issue. While businesspeople relying on economic ...

Blind JET teacher eye-opener for society

May 30, 2002

Blind JET teacher eye-opener for society

Since becoming an assistant language teacher at Nishi High School in the city of Nagano in 1999, David Hathaway, who is blind, has impressed his Japanese colleagues and students with his love of teaching while dispelling some of the ingrained prejudices against disabled people. ...