Toshihisa Onishi

For Toshihisa Onishi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Auschwitz guide works to enlighten Japanese visitors

Mar 5, 2015

Auschwitz guide works to enlighten Japanese visitors

Takeshi Nakatani, the sole Japanese tour guide at Poland’s national museum dedicated to the Auschwitz Nazi death camp, hopes the Japanese visitors he shows around will gain a good understanding of the suffering of the victims and of the importance and fragility of peace. ...

Writer probes mystery of Ogai's German lover

Dec 3, 2013

Writer probes mystery of Ogai's German lover

A Berlin-based writer from Osaka Prefecture has chronicled her search for the truth behind a famous short story about a love affair between an elite Meiji Era bureaucrat and a German dancing girl. Ichika Rokuso, 50, has written two books examining the long-standing mystery ...

Harpist's gift helps Afghan children

May 17, 2007

Harpist's gift helps Afghan children

A facility to protect abused children in the Afghan capital was recently completed thanks partially to the legacy of a Japanese harpist who once served as Empress Michiko’s music tutor. The newly constructed facility, named Guru House, is operated by Aschiana, an Afghan nongovernmental ...