Unclear on the concept

Middle-aged woman: How do I get to that far intersection? This crossing only goes over there and it looks like ...

Post-Fukushima reform throws up a few surprises

Apr 9, 2014

Post-Fukushima reform throws up a few surprises

by Gianni Simone

The magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, devastated the northeast, killing more than 15,000 people and causing level 7 meltdowns at three reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Observers believed the sheer size of the catastrophe ...

Envoy living out his childhood dream

| Apr 8, 2014

Envoy living out his childhood dream

by Mami Maruko

Although it was his childhood dream to become his country’s ambassador to Japan, actually doing so was not an easy task for Abdulaziz Turkistani. “It’s a dream come true,” said the 56-year-old, who became Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Japan in 2009. Turkistani first came ...

| Apr 5, 2014

True colors

Middle-aged woman #1: I thought Winnie-the-Pooh was yellow? Middle-aged woman #2: Unfortunately, I suspect that poo-yellow isn’t a real color. — Ginza, Chuo-ku. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday