Miyuki Murakawa

For Miyuki Murakawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Dinosaur fossil teases in Hokkaido

Nov 1, 2014

Dinosaur fossil teases in Hokkaido

A 42-year-old professor in Hokkaido is on the verge of unearthing what could be the best-preserved and most complete fossils of a dinosaur ever found in Japan. In September, a team led by Yoshitsugu Kobayashi, associate professor at the Hokkaido University Museum, conducted a ...

Dec 31, 2013

Newsletter preserves bonds of Fukushima district's refugees

Noritada Nakazato has been publishing a newsletter to deepen bonds among former residents of a district in Fukushima Prefecture who had to evacuate their homes shortly after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami triggered the nuclear disaster. The 75-year-old has issued the newsletter almost ...

Medicinal plants take root in Hokkaido

Jan 17, 2013

Medicinal plants take root in Hokkaido

Hokkaido is attracting growing interest as a promising site of medicinal plant production, as the burgeoning demand in China creates an alluring business opportunity. In recent years, prices of plants used to make Chinese herbal medicines have surged. In addition to increased demand in ...