Mayumi Koyama

For Mayumi Koyama's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Fukui sake brand certified as kosher

Feb 18, 2014

Fukui sake brand certified as kosher

More than a dozen sake products from Katoukichibee Shoten have been certified as kosher, adhering to the strict food standards tailored for Jewish people. “This is only the beginning of promoting sake around the world,” Atsuhide Kato, the 11th-generation head of the sake brewer, ...

Craft exhibition thinks pink

Feb 25, 2011

Craft exhibition thinks pink

Love, work, leisure, study, giving birth and raising kids. These days a lot of responsibilities are heaped on women. It’s enough to make even the mightiest of super-women tired. On March 3, to celebrate the Japanese Doll Festival, Tokyo Joshi Project will hold an ...

Symposiums hope culture can remedy conflict in Asia

Feb 4, 2011

Symposiums hope culture can remedy conflict in Asia

When someone first arrives in Japan, how do they respond to the nation’s code of etiquette? Strictly adhering to traffic lights, humbly declining compliments and thanking people twice, learning the manners of a country is key to understanding its culture and getting along with ...

Jan 7, 2011

Photojournalist group show off their best

All across Japan people are ringing in the new year with visits to hometowns, prayers at temples and bowls of soba. It’s a good time to look ahead, but also a good time for looking back — that’s where the Tokyo Press Photographers Association ...

Dec 17, 2010

Zoo holds yearend events for the family

The story goes that a long time ago, Buddha ordered some animals to come see him on New Year’s Day. It was at that point he told the group that he would nominate 12 animals to be the leaders of all the animals, and ...

Nov 26, 2010

Cinema celebrates famed French film director Godard

Toho Cimena Chanter celebrates famed film director Jean-Luc Godard during a three-week-long film festival starting Nov. 27. The trend in cinema these days has been to figure out how best to use 3-D technology to boost ticket sales, but critics worry this will lead ...