Book showcases foreigners, Japanese affected by 3/11

Dec 26, 2013

Book showcases foreigners, Japanese affected by 3/11

The earthquake and tsunami that hit the Tohoku region on March 11, 2011, left more than 18,000 people dead or missing, including 30 non-Japanese. Two were from the United States, Taylor Anderson, who was teaching in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, and Monty Dickson, who lived ...

Kids create Tohoku ornaments

Nov 14, 2013

Kids create Tohoku ornaments

Students from an international school participated Thursday in a Christmas-season fundraising event by a Tokyo hotel that is supporting children in the Tohoku region affected by the March 2011 disasters. Thirty second- and third-graders from Nishimachi International School in Minato Ward made Christmas ornaments ...

Deliveries boost convenience stores' cachet

| Oct 7, 2013

Deliveries boost convenience stores' cachet

The nation’s convenience stores have been in a constant state of evolution, starting by offering small snacks and drinks and basic daily goods like newspapers, magazines and toiletries. Today, customers at the “conbini,” as convenience stores are called in Japan, can pay various household ...

Spanish envoy celebrates 400-year relationship

| Oct 7, 2013

Spanish envoy celebrates 400-year relationship

Spanish Ambassador Miguel Navarro is eager to turn the eyes of Japanese to the lesser known historical footnotes that connect Japan and his country as the 400th anniversary of bilateral exchanges is celebrated. “The two countries have had a deep relationship for 400 years ...