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Sally Kikuchi

Sally Kikuchi is a former JET and a native of Los Angeles. She recently got her masters degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.

For Sally Kikuchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

A postcard from Kauai's 'South Pacific' paradise

May 6, 2012

A postcard from Kauai's 'South Pacific' paradise

Those who know me know I tend to pick up and go quite easily, as the travel bug has never loosened its hold. This time, I’ve made the ultimate getaway to paradise to escape my regular routine of work and college. I’m talking about ...

Year-round playground Yamanashi

Sep 4, 2011

Year-round playground Yamanashi

In all of my visits to Yamanashi Prefecture, never before has catching sight of Mount Fuji left my heart beating so fast. Certainly, any view of that lofty symbol of Japan is sure to impart a sense of awe at its scale and natural ...

Schools for the Blind Student Works

Aug 25, 2011

Schools for the Blind Student Works

Gallery TOM Closes Aug. 31 Feeling the grooves of a ceramic sculpture with your fingers can spark a connection with art unlike anything a typical visit to a gallery would. Gallery TOM’s latest exhibition presents a rare opportunity to engage hands-on with the exhibited ...

| Aug 23, 2011

Yamanashi: What's so unique about Yamanashi?

Brian Dukie Teacher, 27 (American) Shosenkyo Gorge is well known for its pretty surroundings, and it’s a unique place to see waterfalls, crystals and temples. You can try a lot of local food, like hōtō (udon noodles and vegetables in miso soup), there too. ...

Aug 19, 2011

Kimono exhibition provides a taste of history

This weekend is the last chance to view a rare collection of antique kimono from the Meiji Era at a traditional merchant house. Hosted at Nishijin Tondaya, a registered national cultural asset built in 1885, the exhibition features kimono that are around 120 years ...

Celebrate Earth with top beats

Aug 12, 2011

Celebrate Earth with top beats

Enjoy an exciting weekend getaway to Niigata Prefecture for Japan’s longest-running music festival, Earth Celebration. Now in its 24th year, this event takes place on Sado Island, which is home to the internationally acclaimed Kodo drumming group. Earth Celebration makes it a priority to ...

'100 Years of Tokyo Transportation'

Aug 11, 2011

"100 Years of Tokyo Transportation"

Edo-Tokyo Museum Closes Sept.10 In the background of a 1950s photograph of a train, rises Tokyo Tower — captured during the early days of its construction — a glimpse of Tokyo before it became the megalopolis it is today, and a reminder of how ...

Swedish take on Latin beats

Aug 5, 2011

Swedish take on Latin beats

Japan’s biggest Latin music celebration, Isla de Salsa, hopes to bring encouragement to a country still coping with problems resulting from the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11. The lineup includes Swedish band Calle Real, a timba (a type of Cuban salsa) band ...