Magdalena Osumi

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

Mar 6, 2015

KDDI earns diversity award for Ladies Initiative Program

KDDI Corp. was recognized Friday for its female empowerment efforts, while Nissan Motor Co. saw its winning streak come to an end in the latest round of awards aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion in corporate Japan. The first 2015 J-Win Diversity Award, which ...

Animal abuse videos spark push for stronger laws

Mar 3, 2015

Animal abuse videos spark push for stronger laws

Sadistic videos posted online this year showing a man abusing a toy poodle have sparked revulsion among some viewers and calls by activists for changes to the law. The seven videos show an unidentified man beating the dog, kicking it, dropping it on the ...

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 ...