Magdalena Osumi

For Magdalena Osumi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Quebecoise shines as 'minyo' singer

| Sep 30, 2014

Quebecoise shines as 'minyo' singer

Learning to play the three-stringed Japanese traditional instrument shamisen topped Canadian Maud Archambault’s list of things to do while in Japan. She arrived here in 2001 to explore one of her fields of study: Japanese culture. Fast forward to today, where she is recognized ...

Der Spiegel magazine finds print, digital mix that works

Sep 17, 2014

Der Spiegel magazine finds print, digital mix that works

With newspaper readership on the decline worldwide as the industry faces the print-to-digital transition, a German approach may serve as a reference for Japanese media seeking new tactics to attract customers. Martin Doerry, senior editor and former deputy editor in chief of Der Spiegel, ...

Enoshima makes the most of the last days of summer

Sep 11, 2014

Enoshima makes the most of the last days of summer

“Aloha,” the greeting used in Hawaii, is believed to be more than a simple salutation. Hawaiians say it’s related to a way of life — one of honesty, truthfulness, patience, kindness and humbleness. From Sept. 13 to 15, the Hawaiian Festival brings a little ...

Sep 9, 2014

Dolphin-defenders' 'tweetstorm' campaign raises levels of annoyance

Celebrities and companies were almost universally annoyed to discover their Twitter accounts were being bombarded with messages by activists seeking an end to Japan’s dolphin hunts. Starting Sunday, more than 100 tweets were sent out to each account and then retweeted by activists and ...

How much do you know about dengue fever?

| Aug 29, 2014

How much do you know about dengue fever?

The health ministry has confirmed the first domestic dengue fever case in Japan in nearly 70 years. A Saitama Prefecture teen girl was found Wednesday to have contracted the virus through a mosquito in Japan, followed by news that two more people — a ...

Philippine Festival kicks off in Tokyo

Aug 28, 2014

Philippine Festival kicks off in Tokyo

In the Philippines, every city and community regularly celebrate local fiestas, and on Aug. 30 and 31, Tokyo, the home of one of Japan’s largest Filipino communities, will host its own local festival at Ueno Park. Until last year, this annual festival was known ...