Japan helps too few refugees: UNHCR chief

Nov 18, 2014

Japan helps too few refugees: UNHCR chief

by Masami Ito

The ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq have produced more than 12 million refugees and internally displaced people. They are flooding across borders in the region, and some neighboring states have reached their limit. One-third of Lebanon’s population now comprises refugees. Meanwhile, Japan, a ...

Nurse's photo exhibits give glimpse of life in Syria

Sep 24, 2014

Nurse's photo exhibits give glimpse of life in Syria

A Japanese nurse has launched a series of photo exhibitions detailing the lives of ordinary people in Syria, hoping to expose a reality often hidden amid the daily footage of death and destruction emerging from the ongoing civil war. “I want people to know ...

Great Kanto Earthquake evacuees shown in panoramic photo panel

Aug 17, 2013

Great Kanto Earthquake evacuees shown in panoramic photo panel

An association to commemorate victims of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake has created a 4.6-meter-long panoramic photo panel showing roughly 300,000 evacuees who gathered at the plaza in front of the Imperial Palace after the lethal temblor rocked Tokyo. The panel will be exhibited ...

Photos by Tohoku's elderly on show

Mar 9, 2013

Photos by Tohoku's elderly on show

by Satoko Kawasaki

Aiming to draw attention to the daily lives of the tsunami-hit northeast, an exhibition of photographs taken by residents of Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, began Friday in Tokyo, featuring their daily lives after the tragic twin disasters. Titled “Otsuchi no Takarabako” (“A Treasure Box of ...