Wena Poon on life and death in occupied Kyoto

Aug 23, 2014

Wena Poon on life and death in occupied Kyoto

by Suzanne Kamata

As a child living in a tiny apartment in Singapore, Wena Poon listened to radio plays broadcast in a variety of languages and watched TV — everything from Chinese sword-fighting operas to popular American series such as “M*A*S*H.” “There was nowhere to go outside,” ...

Aug 6, 2014

Moderate quake jolts parts of Kyoto, Osaka

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 shook parts of Kyoto and Osaka prefectures early Wednesday morning. The 1:17 a.m. quake originated in southern Kyoto Prefecture at a depth of around 10 km, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami alert has been issued. ...

Self-defense less collective at local level

| Jul 27, 2014

Self-defense less collective at local level

by Eric Johnston

After the Shiga gubernatorial election earlier this month, in which Taizo Mikazuki, the hand-picked successor to former Gov. Yukiko Kada, defeated the ruling coalition’s candidate, certain media agencies and pundits suggested that collective self-defense had no impact on the race. Such arguments were factually ...

Jun 26, 2014

Nursery staffer fractures boy's skull

by Masami Ito

A young boy was left with a fractured skull after being physically thrown out of a nursery classroom on June 13, a Kyoto city official said Thursday. A female employee threw the boy and two other 5-year-olds into the yard because they had been ...

Jun 16, 2014

Kyoto textile maker to increase classes for foreigners

by Kazuaki Nagata

A leading artisan textile maker that offers training courses in English is expanding its classes to meet demand from students overseas. Kawashima Selkon Textiles Co. said Monday the planned new session would complement the two it already holds annually for foreigners and will likely ...