Farmers in the city of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, have begun planting rice in a district once designated a no-go zone because of radioactive fallout ejected by the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
James Catchpole is a Brooklyn, New York native, 15-year resident of Tokyo. Runs the website www.tokyojazzsite.com documenting the hidden jazz scene in Tokyo. Writes for The Japan Times and GaijinPot website.
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Fumito Fukuchi, owner and proprietor of Kissa Sakaiki jazz cafe in Tokyo’s central Yotsuya neighborhood, grins as he puts the finishing touches to an online schedule. Up this month are some live performances, but also on the menu are calligraphy lessons, photography exhibitions, record-listening ...