Mar 29, 2015

bj-league lifts ban on JT

by Jack Gallagher

The professional basketball bj-league has rescinded its ban on media access by The Japan Times with immediate effect. The ban was instituted on Oct. 11, 2013, and continued for more than 17 months. The bj-league informed The Japan Times of the decision via e-mail ...

Spelling ace Bostrom wins 2014 bee

Mar 23, 2014

Spelling ace Bostrom wins 2014 bee

by Mami Maruko

Michaella Bostrom has been crowned winner of the 5th Japan Times Spelling Bee after besting 37 other students from around the country, booking a ticket to the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington on her third try. “I’m surprised!” the 14-year-old student at ...

Japan Times appoints advisers to improve coverage

Oct 31, 2013

Japan Times appoints advisers to improve coverage

The Japan Times announced Thursday that it has established The Japan Times Media Advisory Board, appointing four distinguished individuals living in Japan to improve the quality of the newspaper and its reportage. The advisory board members, whose terms start Friday and will continue for ...

Tri-lingual system proposed for world communications

Mar 28, 2010

Tri-lingual system proposed for world communications

by Ezra Pound

May 15, 1939 Note: The writer of the following article, Ezra Loomis Pound, although not well-known in Japan, is one of the few foreigners who made enthusiastic introduction abroad of Japanese “Noh” plays and stands shoulder to shoulder with Ernest Fenollosa as a scholar ...

Our man, Mr. Pound

Mar 28, 2010

Our man, Mr. Pound

by Edan Corkill

On May 15, 1939, readers of The Japan Times were introduced to a new correspondent — although, in literary circles, at least, he needed no introduction. He was Ezra Pound, then a 53-year-old American Modernist poet who could boast accomplishments that included having launched ...

Letter from Rapallo

Mar 28, 2010

Letter from Rapallo

by Ezra Pound

Aug. 12, 1940 I have never fathomed what a level- headed Japanese reader feels when he finds an Occidental slamming the said Occidental’s government, or his president and the heads of departments. It should be said by way of preface that a president is, ...