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For Keita Funaki's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jun 7, 2013

Mother draws courage from suffering, loss

At a crematorium in May 2008, a 35-year-old woman and her 38-year-old husband bade farewell to their unborn baby boy, Yuki, whom they dressed in blue clothes and a blue hat. The baby’s bones were so thin and tiny the parents, who declined to ...

Hokkaido racehorse breeders bet on China

Jan 27, 2012

Hokkaido racehorse breeders bet on China

Business has been lean over the years for many of the horse breeders in Hokkaido, Japan’s leading region for producing thoroughbreds, as the popularity of racing declines. But breeders now see a ray of hope in China, where an increasing number of wealthy people ...