Toshiki Makino

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Photographer exhibits Vietnam War photos

Jul 15, 2014

Photographer exhibits Vietnam War photos

Photographer Bunyo Ishikawa, who documented the Vietnam War and its aftermath over several decades, has been marking the 50th anniversary of his first trip to that country with a special exhibition. Bunyo Ishikawa, 76, showed some 50 photos at an exhibition Titled “Senso to ...

Rare photos of late 1800s Okinawa discovered

May 14, 2014

Rare photos of late 1800s Okinawa discovered

A collector of old photos in Tokyo has discovered among his collections 29 pictures that experts say provide “extremely important” information about life in Okinawa during the late 1800s when the Meiji government abolished the Ryukyu Kingdom and seized control of its territory as ...

Model train mag reaches milestone

Feb 11, 2014

Model train mag reaches milestone

A monthly magazine for model railroad fans launched shortly after the end of World War II issued its 800th edition in January. Overseeing the latest issue of Tetsudo Mokei Shumi (Hobby of Model Railroading), just as he did the very first issue in 1947, ...

Sculptor based in U.S. bags Hirakushi award

Oct 7, 2013

Sculptor based in U.S. bags Hirakushi award

California-based sculptor Minoru Ohira has received this year’s Denchu Hirakushi Award for his works employing materials such as construction waste and dead branches. Ohira is the first artist residing outside Japan to win the prestigious award, which was established in 1971 with funds donated ...

Photographer falls under Mount Fuji's magic spell

Sep 17, 2013

Photographer falls under Mount Fuji's magic spell

Fifty-year-old Shoichi Ono has scaled Mount Fuji every year for the past nine years, spending a total of more than 80 days on the mountain, photographing views from the top such as the rising sun and dynamic cloud formations. On why he is so ...

Local photographer captures 42 years of Okinawa

Aug 6, 2013

Local photographer captures 42 years of Okinawa

Okinawan photographer Hiroaki Yamashiro has captured his prefecture’s culture, nature and the struggle of its people against the U.S. military presence for more than four decades. The culmination of those years is now on view at the Japan Newspaper Museum in Yokohama. The 64-year-old ...

Top photog recalls past leaders

Jun 27, 2009

Top photog recalls past leaders

For more than 30 years, Tomihiro Kubota has followed prime ministers around, accompanying them as an official photographer but always on the lookout for an “unofficial” shot. “I was a lucky photographer who witnessed through the lenses men who were prominent as prime ministers ...