Louise George Kittaka

For Louise George Kittaka's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

The ogres of Oga are not as frightening as they may appear

Jul 11, 2015

The ogres of Oga are not as frightening as they may appear

Although surely one of Japan’s most scenic areas, the Oga Peninsula in Akita Prefecture is off the beaten track and retains an unhurried vibe, still relatively untouched by commercial tourism. Here, it is still possible to see small fishing hamlets as you drive round ...

Rikuzentakata looks to future with new tourism ventures

Mar 7, 2015

Rikuzentakata looks to future with new tourism ventures

The coastal town of Rikuzentakata in southeastern Iwate Prefecture became an international symbol of the devastation wreaked by the tsunami that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. Lashed by waves up to 13 meters high in places, the sections of ...