| Jun 26, 2012

Neglected art of midwifery is national asset

Dear Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Yoko Komiyama, I recently visited Japan to learn about traditional midwifery and Asian medicine. I was fortunate to be able to spend two days at a traditional birth house in the Tokyo area. As president and founder of ...

Book is behind bullying of mixed-race children

| Apr 10, 2012

Book is behind bullying of mixed-race children

Dear Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hirofumi Hirano, My three beautiful children were all born in Japan and went to Japanese public schools. Their mother is a native Japanese of Japanese ethnic background, and I am a Canadian citizen of African ...

| Oct 25, 2011

Kurosawa's nightmare and the voices of Fukushima

Dear Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, After the disasters of March 11 occurred, I was reminded of Akira Kurosawa’s 1990 movie, “Dreams.” The film includes one episode, “Mount Fuji in Red,” that depicts explosions at a nuclear power plant near Mount Fuji that actually cause ...

| Oct 18, 2011

Noda, tear down this 'nuclear village'

Dear Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, The Great East Japan Earthquake was a catastrophe of apocalyptic proportions. While the quake and tsunami did tremendous damage to Tohoku, the triple meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant did even more harm to the country by ...