Long-gone writer tells it how it is

Aug 24, 2013

Long-gone writer tells it how it is

by Roger Pulvers

When Kenji Miyazawa was writing his stories and poems nearly a century ago, Japan was a country with a two-pronged mission: To become the first non-white, non-Christian nation to create a modern prosperous state — and to be the leader of an Asian revival. ...

Jun 22, 2013

Imperial Couple to visit Iwate in July

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will visit Iwate Prefecture from July 4 to 5 to encourage people affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the Imperial Household Agency said Thursday. It will be their second visit to Iwate since May 2011. The Imperial ...

Survivor pens 'too painful' 3/11 tale

| Dec 16, 2012

Survivor pens 'too painful' 3/11 tale

by Tomoko Otake

‘March 11, 2011 — We will never forget the day. The disaster … After the massive earthquake occurred, the huge tsunami destroyed this area. Many citizens were lost and the survived people also received the deep crack in their hearts. I had a narrow ...