Iitate farmer's cautionary tale translated

Apr 11, 2014

Iitate farmer's cautionary tale translated

by Tomohiro Osaki

Kenichi Hasegawa is a man of conviction. Unlike most of his fellow Fukushima farmers, Hasegawa never believed a word uttered by the “experts” who repeatedly came to visit his village 40 km from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 plant after the nuclear catastrophe began ...

Book showcases foreigners, Japanese affected by 3/11

Dec 26, 2013

Book showcases foreigners, Japanese affected by 3/11

by Mami Maruko

The earthquake and tsunami that hit the Tohoku region on March 11, 2011, left more than 18,000 people dead or missing, including 30 non-Japanese. Two were from the United States, Taylor Anderson, who was teaching in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, and Monty Dickson, who lived ...

Nov 8, 2013

Book lays bare transparent life forms

While his publishing firm specializes in volumes on architecture and design, Seiichi Sawai used his clout as company president to recently launch a picture book focusing on an unusual area of personal interest — transparent organisms. “Sekai no Utsukushii Tomei na Ikimono” (“Beautiful Transparent ...

Models tweak skills for survival off the catwalk

Oct 10, 2013

Models tweak skills for survival off the catwalk

by Yo Nakai

Popular models are expanding their skill sets and pursuing interests outside the world of fashion to show there is more to life than strutting up and down the catwalk. One of them is Moe Oshikiri, 33, a model for the fashion magazine AneCan who ...