Justin Aukema

For Justin Aukema's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Last Tokyo street view of Mount Fuji set to go

| Dec 16, 2012

Last Tokyo street view of Mount Fuji set to go

As the sun sets over a small patch of the Nippori district of Tokyo’s northeastern Arakawa Ward, people can often be seen stopping to gaze to the West — something not so surprising atop a street named Fujimizaka, which means “Mount Fuji Viewing Slope.” ...

Author sees parallels between prewar, nuclear indoctrination

Mar 20, 2012

Author sees parallels between prewar, nuclear indoctrination

The March 10, 1945, Great Tokyo Air Raid was the most destructive air attack in history. Nearly 100,000 people lost their lives after approximately 300 B29 bombers attacked Tokyo’s present-day Sumida, Koto and Taito wards. Some 1,700 tons of napalm and incendiary bombs created ...