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For Mario Castro's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

/ Mar 27, 2009

Film exposes struggles of Japan's 'hidden' workers

“They said: ‘If you get injured, you will be fired immediately.’ ‘What kind of law is this?’ I asked. They said: ‘The Company’s law.’ “ The documentary “Sour Strawberries: Japan’s Hidden ‘Guest Workers,’ ” depicts the struggles of non-Japanese in Japan as they strive ...

/ Mar 20, 2009

Chill out in Nagano's hot water

In Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning fantasy “Spirited Away,” the main character, Chihiro, survives by working at a sento (bathhouse) bathing spirits. The sento is depicted as a wooden structure several floors high and as a lively, hectic place where creatures take care of the guests, ...

/ Feb 27, 2009

Clowning around at Cirque du Soleil

For a limited time only, join Cirque du Soleil and its international cast for “Corteo,” a magical parade of clowns, acrobats and musicians, imagined by a clown at his funeral. Conceived and directed by veteran writer and choreographer Daniele Finzi Pasca, the show is ...

Clowning around at Cirque du Soleil

/ Feb 27, 2009

Clowning around at Cirque du Soleil

For a limited time only, join Cirque du Soleil and its international cast for “Corteo,” a magical parade of clowns, acrobats and musicians, imagined by a clown at his funeral. Conceived and directed by veteran writer and choreographer Daniele Finzi Pasca, the show is ...