Toshihisa Onishi

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

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 ...