Kathleen Morikawa

For Kathleen Morikawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

| Mar 25, 2013

Plummer regaled us with tales of lost seafarers

Katherine Plummer, a longtime Tokyo resident and a leading expert on the history of Edo-era Japanese sea drifters, passed away on March 11 in San Francisco at the age of 91. Born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Plummer taught at the Tokyo YWCA and Kyoritsu Women’s ...

| Jan 8, 2008

Following in our fingerprints

It was a quarter of a century ago on an autumn day in 1982 that I decided to engage in a small act of civil disobedience by refusing to give my fingerprint. Little did I realize I was stepping into a decades-long controversy that ...