Satoshi Iizuka

For Satoshi Iizuka's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japan city taps ninja legend to woo overseas tourists

Apr 7, 2017

Japan city taps ninja legend to woo overseas tourists

Ninja, Japan’s feudal mercenaries, are mainly known abroad as the stuff of legend and intrigue, while modern-day incarnations in Asia have gained widespread popular appeal through mediums such as anime and manga, or games and movies. But tourists traveling to Japan who wish to ...

New Swiss projects get Japanese architectural touch

Sep 28, 2016

New Swiss projects get Japanese architectural touch

In contrast to the familiar images of cows grazing in the picturesque Alps, Switzerland is a country also known for its technological innovations, in particular in civil engineering. The nation in the heart of Europe has recently finished work on the Gotthard Base Tunnel, ...

Leader of anti-atomic seminars unsilenced four years on

Mar 10, 2015

Leader of anti-atomic seminars unsilenced four years on

With preparations underway to restart Japan’s nuclear plants, writer Keiko Ochiai has pledged to continue a workshop on problems related to atomic power, four years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster began. The monthly workshop organized by Ochiai in Tokyo was first held in May ...

Tsunami-hit city library compiles victims' memoirs in English

Feb 24, 2015

Tsunami-hit city library compiles victims' memoirs in English

The public library in the city of Higashimatsushima, in Miyagi Prefecture, has succeeded in preserving the memories of local residents who survived the 2011 massive earthquake and tsunami so that people all over the world can share their experiences. The Higashimatsushima City Library has ...