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Miki Nakanishi

For Miki Nakanishi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Chef from '64 Olympics looking forward to 2020

Nov 7, 2013

Chef from '64 Olympics looking forward to 2020

Isamu Suzuki, a 73-year-old restaurant chef, is looking forward to watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. When the games were last in town in 1964 he didn’t get to watch any of the events — he was too busy feeding the athletes. “Back then, I ...

Jun 22, 2010

Workplace bans on beards raise hairy questions

MAEBASHI, Gunma Pref. — The issue of men with facial hair in the workplace has recently prompted serious discussions as well as actual bans based on “decorum.” In May, the city of Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, banned all male municipal employees from sporting beards in ...