Seana K. Magee

For Seana K. Magee's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

U.N. sizes up Japan as peacekeeper

Aug 21, 2014

U.N. sizes up Japan as peacekeeper

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is forging ahead with a plan that could increase the deployment of the Self-Defense Forces overseas under new parameters, and the United Nations welcomes a national debate in Japan on the issue as it views the potential to improve peacekeeping ...

Singer brings peace message to U.N.

Sep 17, 2013

Singer brings peace message to U.N.

As pop star turned activist Shinji Harada performs around the world, including at a special United Nations concert this month in New York, he is reminded of the importance his hometown of Hiroshima plays as the nexus of a global peace movement 68 years ...

U.S. JET teacher features in 3/11 film

Sep 9, 2013

U.S. JET teacher features in 3/11 film

While Taylor Anderson’s life was cut short on March 11, 2011, along with thousands of others caught in the massive tsunami triggered by an earthquake off the coast of Tohoku, the full life she led was a source of inspiration for an American documentarian ...

Solar plane pilots eye globe, pitch Japan stop

Aug 20, 2013

Solar plane pilots eye globe, pitch Japan stop

Two Swiss pilots wowed a New York audience recently as they described their first cross-country flight and 2015 vision of circling the globe — with a possible stopover in Japan — on nothing but energy from the sun. Fresh off their successful two-month, 5,650-km ...

Dancer says imagination is key to a full life

Jun 8, 2013

Dancer says imagination is key to a full life

As a toddler, Yuriko Kikuchi lost her sisters and father to illness in California, was raised by relatives in Japan and then returned to the West Coast to face internment at a World War II relocation camp — all before realizing her dream to ...

Japanese film on March 11 disasters premiers in New York

May 2, 2013

Japanese film on March 11 disasters premiers in New York

Nobuteru Uchida hopes his film on Japan’s struggle to recover from the calamity of March 2011 will prompt dialogue and promote tolerance, since public opinion on the risks of low-level radiation remains divided. “I wanted to make a film that has a message — ...