Hiroaki Matsuki

For Hiroaki Matsuki's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Documentary shines light on new dementia therapy

Mar 30, 2014

Documentary shines light on new dementia therapy

A TV producer is winning plaudits internationally for his documentary about an experimental study in the United States on elderly people with dementia that seeks to restore their identities and improve the quality of their final stages of life. With his English-language film titled ...

Japanese broadcasters eager to grab more Asian viewers

May 5, 2013

Japanese broadcasters eager to grab more Asian viewers

Japanese television networks are scrambling into Asia, seeing it as a new frontier of business opportunities as they struggle with dwindling advertising revenue at home. Fuji Media Holdings. is pushing into the Asian market with its “Asia Versus” program, a competition for amateur musicians. ...

War-displaced recount ordeal, eye memorial hall

Mar 30, 2007

War-displaced recount ordeal, eye memorial hall

Sumi Karasawa, one of the thousands of Japanese left behind in Manchuria at the end of the war, is determined that as many people as possible know what the “war orphans” went through. Karasawa, now 81, spent time in a Soviet internment camp in ...

Nagano's 'Buckwheat Commander' Myanmar's foil to opium poppies

Dec 7, 2005

Nagano's 'Buckwheat Commander' Myanmar's foil to opium poppies

Myanmar has long been notorious for its production of opium poppies, the key ingredient for heroin. But Nagano Prefecture native Akio Ujihara has set out to help the Myanmarese junta in its fight against drugs by teaching farmers to plant buckwheat instead of poppies ...