Itsuro Onishi

For Itsuro Onishi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

With midlife job switch, man helps foreigners clear legal hurdles

Nov 6, 2013

With midlife job switch, man helps foreigners clear legal hurdles

Concerned about the legal hurdles faced by Japan’s foreign residents, Masafumi Inagaki switched careers in his 50s to become an administrative scrivener, to help people he believes will play an important role in the country’s fast-aging society. Once a month, working out of his ...

Mount Mitake OKs dogs

Feb 4, 2013

Mount Mitake OKs dogs

A project is under way to create hiking courses on Mount Mitake in Ome, northwest Tokyo, so hikers can take their dogs for walks around the mountain, which is home to a Shinto shrine honoring a mythical dog. The Ome Chamber of Commerce and ...