Magdalena Osumi

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Artwork by Kenji Goto on display at Tokyo gallery

Feb 16, 2015

Artwork by Kenji Goto on display at Tokyo gallery

Journalist Kenji Goto’s efforts to aid people living in conflict zones may have gone widely unnoticed if his kidnapping and beheading by the Islamic State militant group had not caused outrage worldwide last month. But in the wake of his tragic death, an exhibition ...

Spanish ambassador speaks of hopes for ties

| Feb 5, 2015

Spanish ambassador speaks of hopes for ties

AMBASSADOR VISIT Newly appointed Spanish Ambassador Gonzalo de Benito Secades said Thursday he hopes to enhance existing partnerships between Spain and Japan and build new ones. “We can contribute by putting together the different knowledge our two countries have,” de Benito said. De Benito ...

On the Internet, opinion swings against hostages

Jan 22, 2015

On the Internet, opinion swings against hostages

As the lives of two Japanese appeared to hang in the balance Thursday, their plight touched off a range of responses on the Internet, with many sniping at them for choosing to go to a war zone and others urging understanding. A video posted ...

Abe pays respects to victims at French Embassy

Jan 9, 2015

Abe pays respects to victims at French Embassy

Expressing solidarity with the people of France, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday signed a book of condolences at the French Embassy’s residency building in Tokyo as police near Paris hunted the gunmen behind a massacre at Charlie Hebdo magazine. Also Friday afternoon, a ...

Facility offers rare day care for children with special needs

Jan 6, 2015

Facility offers rare day care for children with special needs

Finding suitable child care facilities is a daunting task for most working families in Japan, but when it comes to children with severe medical problems and disabilities, the options are virtually nil. With a growing number of mothers working full time, the Tokyo-based nonprofit ...