Sayaka Watanabe

For Sayaka Watanabe's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Italian molds new career selling Hokkaido cheese

Sep 7, 2015

Italian molds new career selling Hokkaido cheese

A 40-year-old Italian who has lived in Japan for nearly a decade discovered a new career this summer at a cheese company in Hokkaido. Gianluca Sarais, from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, currently works as a sales representative for Rakukeisya cheese products in the ...

Uzbek translation keeps dream alive

Oct 17, 2013

Uzbek translation keeps dream alive

A young woman from Uzbekistan has published a translation of a famous Japanese novel, inspired by her late grandfather’s wish to deepen the friendship between the two countries. Aminova Nodira, 26, took about two years to translate “Kokoro” (“Heart”) by Meiji Era novelist Natsume ...