Satoshi Iizuka

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

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 ...

TSE's ascent to continue in 2015, bankers say

| Jan 10, 2015

TSE's ascent to continue in 2015, bankers say

Tokyo stocks will likely maintain their upward momentum in 2015 largely thanks to the weakening yen, which sharpens Japan Inc.’s competitive edge. Wage hikes urged by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the possibility of additional monetary easing by the Bank of Japan are also ...

Conditions at No. 1 no better: official

Jun 25, 2014

Conditions at No. 1 no better: official

A government official involved in measures to combat the toxic water buildup at Fukushima No. 1 emphasized the importance of improving working conditions for the roughly 6,000 workers at the crippled nuclear plant during a recent media tour. “I sincerely felt the hardships workers ...

Kids' books donated to disaster-hit Miyagi city

Mar 11, 2014

Kids' books donated to disaster-hit Miyagi city

Children and grownups in Higashimatsushima, a city in Miyagi Prefecture that was devastated by the tsunami from the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, are now able to read around 1,500 picture books donated by Taro Gomi, a well-known author of children’s books. The ...