A contrary tale of two towns in Tohoku

Aug 6, 2016

A contrary tale of two towns in Tohoku


The sea in Tohoku is beautiful and cruel. A vast mass that owns the horizon, it shimmers in the sun, abundant and giving, like a mother that charms and nurtures. However, it is also a primeval force, a deep darkness that may swell up ...

Jul 23, 2016

Foreign families in Tokyo to host children affected by 2011 quake

A number of foreign families in the greater Tokyo area will join a summer homestay program starting July 31 to host children from single-parent homes affected by the 2011 earthquake in northeastern Japan. The nonprofit Mother Link Japan, which has organized the initiative, says ...

Apr 8, 2016

JNTO to add seven more overseas offices to bolster tourism boom

Japan will set up tourism promotion offices in seven cities abroad including Manila, Kuala Lumpur and New Delhi this fiscal year to reel in more foreign visitors, tourism chief Ryoichi Matsuyama said Thursday. “We particularly want to promote the attractiveness of regional destinations in ...