Megumi Yamaguchi

For Megumi Yamaguchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Pets providing warm cheer in 3/11 temporary housing

Feb 6, 2014

Pets providing warm cheer in 3/11 temporary housing

Life can be bleak for the people still living in temporary accommodations nearly three years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, but pets have been a great help for some. Prefectural governments were initially wary that allowing pets in temporary compounds could stoke complaints, ...

Twice tsunami survivor's lesson told via pictures

Dec 2, 2013

Twice tsunami survivor's lesson told via pictures

Yoshi Tabata, 88, has been using handmade picture cards for more than 30 years to recount her experience of surviving powerful 1933 tsunami that hit the Sanriku coast in the Tohoku region. Tabata wrote the story titled “Tsunami” and drew 10 picture cards for ...

Volunteers return from abroad to aid Tohoku

Feb 22, 2013

Volunteers return from abroad to aid Tohoku

When the catastrophic earthquake of March 11, 2011, struck the Tohoku region, Makoto Yanagisawa was researching stem cells at a university laboratory in the United States. “I was thinking of returning (to Japan) someday, but decided to do so sooner after I kept seeing ...

Truth revealed: more men using medical makeup

Feb 9, 2008

Truth revealed: more men using medical makeup

Seiichi Hirabayashi, 59, a drug store clerk in Nichinan, Miyazaki Prefecture, underwent an operation in April 2006 to remove epithelial cancer in his mouth, transplanting flesh and skin from his chest to his left cheek. The patched skin formed a ringlike shape measuring 5 ...