Masatoshi Chino

For Masatoshi Chino's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

MRJ chief hopes domestic aircraft industry will take flight

Jan 21, 2015

MRJ chief hopes domestic aircraft industry will take flight

Teruaki Kawai, president of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp., had long waited for the moment when his firm unveiled the Mitsubishi Regional Jet — the first passenger jet built in Japan in more than half a century. “We have finally come to the starting line,” the ...

Deaf-mute wins one for sign language

Dec 19, 2013

Deaf-mute wins one for sign language

Daigo Ishibashi, 40, got a lump in his throat when the Tottori Prefectural Assembly passed a groundbreaking sign language promotion ordinance in early October, the first of its kind in Japan. “I felt proud. It was a historic day,” Ishibashi, secretary-general of the Tottori ...