Italian prime minister challenged from own party

Feb 13, 2014

Italian prime minister challenged from own party

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta faces a new challenge to his leadership Thursday as his own party decides whether to yank support from the fragile cross-party government of bitter rivals. Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi, who was voted leader of the Democratic Party in December, ...

Cultural institute chief hopes to introduce Italy to Japan

Apr 10, 2013

Cultural institute chief hopes to introduce Italy to Japan

by Tetsuro Koyama

Giorgio Amitrano, 55, the new director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Tokyo, is an eminent Italian scholar of Japanese literature who has translated a number of popular Japanese works, including Banana Yoshimoto’s “Kitchen.” ” ‘Kitchen’ became a best-selling book in Italy, selling around ...