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For Scott Dixon's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japanese companies ride U.S. light rail boom

Aug 24, 2014

Japanese companies ride U.S. light rail boom

Despite America’s reputation for relying solely on automobiles to get around, major metropolitan areas across the country are increasingly turning to light rail as a way to transport commuters, relieve congestion and reduce air pollution, with some agencies using Japanese rail cars. Around 30 ...

Translator channels poet Miyazawa

Sep 25, 2013

Translator channels poet Miyazawa

When author and translator Roger Pulvers first arrived in Japan in 1967, he could not read or write the language and asked a friend to recommend “the most beautiful Japanese” literature. “(The friend) said, well, that’s Miyazawa Kenji,” Pulvers explained, recalling his struggles as ...

Haiku a day helps you work, rest, play

Jan 19, 2012

Haiku a day helps you work, rest, play

In the 1920s, Tokyo high school student Hideichi Oshiro was moved by a haiku by Edo Period poet Matsuo Basho describing the subtle beauty of a wildflower he had come across during a walk in the mountains. After reading the poem by Basho (1644-1694), ...

Boston doctor joins volunteers

Apr 2, 2011

Boston doctor joins volunteers

BOSTON — Within days of the March 11 catastrophe, N. Stuart Harris, a doctor at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, found himself in the back of an ambulance heading north overnight from Tokyo to hard-hit Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture on a five-day volunteer relief trip. ...

Fukushima crisis recalls Three Mile Island

Mar 20, 2011

Fukushima crisis recalls Three Mile Island

CAMP HILL, Pa. — For residents near Three Mile Island, a nuclear power plant along the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania, images of workers at the Fukushima No. 1 facility trigger reminders of their own traumatic experiences in 1979. “I look at the people ...

Book delves into baseball's spirit world

Nov 5, 2010

Book delves into baseball's spirit world

NEW YORK — Koshien Stadium is home to one of Japan’s most sacred traditions: the annual high school baseball tournament. But according to many players and fans, Koshien, located near Kobe and home to the Hanshin Tigers, also hosts an “ominous, powerful force . ...