Nooshin Navidi

For Nooshin Navidi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Dreams for life, not just for Christmas

| Dec 21, 2010

Dreams for life, not just for Christmas

The noise echoing down the dimly lit street in suburban Tokyo suggested it was no ordinary Sunday for the kids at St. Francis Children’s Home. The usually subdued atmosphere in the alleyways around Kugahara Station in Ota Ward was punctured by shouts and laughter ...

A new generation's search for ground zero

Aug 24, 2010

A new generation's search for ground zero

An estimated 140,000 were killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, another 70,000 in Nagasaki, with thousands more succumbing to radiation-related illnesses in the months and years that followed. Shocking statistics like these are supposedly etched in history, taught in classrooms across Japan and ...

Seeing Tokyo through the eyes of its people

Jul 2, 2010

Seeing Tokyo through the eyes of its people

Tokyo.JapanTimes, a Web site connected to The Japan Times and created to spur conversation about the capital, will celebrate the photos and final winners of its first photo competition at an exhibition in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills district on July 2. From the almost 1,000 ...

'Hafu' draws viewers into world of Japanese identity

| Jun 22, 2010

'Hafu' draws viewers into world of Japanese identity

“Hafu,” the Japanese term for people who are half-Japanese, takes on a more intricate meaning through the unfolding of mixed-race Japanese lives in the documentary “Hafu.” Those starring in the film and those behind the project identify themselves as a newly emerging community. With ...