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For Mark Andrews's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Nagoya's big names, trains and automobiles

Mar 12, 2016

Nagoya's big names, trains and automobiles

Mount Fuji whizzes by as I drive the Tokaido N700 series shinkansen from Tokyo to Nagoya. “Don’t let the speed go above 270 kilometers per hour,” warns Kaori Takagi. I heed the warning, though Takagi is not a shinkansen driver instructor. We are, in ...

Basking in the northern cold

Jan 25, 2008

Basking in the northern cold

Sapporo’s famed Snow Festival — running this year from Feb. 5 to Feb 11. — began when a bunch of bored school kids in 1950 built a series of snow sculptures in Odori Park in the center of the city. Their enthusiasm during the ...