Michael Kleindl

For Michael Kleindl's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Master craftsman carries on <em>sashimono </em>tradition

May 4, 2013

Master craftsman carries on sashimono tradition

On the floor of an eight-tatami workshop sits master craftsman Yoshio Inoue in a spot he has occupied for decades. His atedai, the long, low slab of wood that serves as a workbench, is in front of him, and within easy reach are scores ...

Horsemeat fan vs. the neigh-sayers

Feb 8, 2013

Horsemeat fan vs. the neigh-sayers

A few dabs of equine DNA found in so-called "beefburgers" caused quite a kerfuffle last month, shocking unsuspecting customers of the British supermarket chain Tesco (and then other stores) into outrage.