Takuro Iwahashi

For Takuro Iwahashi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Man helps Bhutanese learn to manage money

Dec 25, 2013

Man helps Bhutanese learn to manage money

As an aide to the prime minister of Bhutan, Takao Takahashi helped deepen people’s understanding of the need to manage their money in the rapidly growing South Asian country valuing “gross national happiness.” The 31-year-old, who now works for the World Bank in Washington, ...

Lecture DVD project targets education gaps

Oct 24, 2013

Lecture DVD project targets education gaps

Still just a 24-year-old senior at Tokyo’s Waseda University, Atsuyoshi Saisho helped 18 students in a poor Bangladeshi village lacking teachers pass their university entrance exams. Saisho created and heads what he calls the e-Education project, which helps students in developing countries who cannot ...

Jul 4, 2010

Fishermen cry foul over 'Cove' depiction

WAKAYAMA — Fishermen in the town of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, remain angered by “The Cove,” a film depicting their dolphin hunt, as screenings began Saturday in Tokyo and five other cities. The film, which won this year’s Academy Award for best documentary, “ignores the ...