Magdalena Osumi

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

City that makes Sharp TVs to subsidize purchases by residents

May 20, 2015

City that makes Sharp TVs to subsidize purchases by residents

For decades, the city of Yaita in Tochigi Prefecture has served as a production hub for Sharp Corp. Now it’s pitching in to boost the struggling company’s fortunes by helping residents buy its higher-end products. The city announced a range of grants on Tuesday ...

Nagoya DJ brings Japanese history to life

| May 13, 2015

Nagoya DJ brings Japanese history to life

Chris Glenn’s participation in relief efforts in the disaster-hit Tohoku region made the news in 2011, when as a member of a group of pilots he flew a helicopter to deliver food, water and medicines for evacuees. His voice may also be known by ...

Expat champions tastes, roots of rural Japan

| Apr 16, 2015

Expat champions tastes, roots of rural Japan

American Justin Potts, 33, is more fascinated with Japan’s rural countryside than most Japanese and vexed by their lack of appreciation for its natural beauty, agricultural bounty and artistic cuisine. Donning a pair of Japanese traditional split-toe tabi boots, Potts’ love for the nation’s ...