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Sarah Suk
For Sarah Suk's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 15, 2018
Japanese remember the fallen and pray for a peaceful future on WWII anniversary
On the 73rd anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II on Wednesday, people across the nation remembered the country's past and expressed hopes that memories of the war will not be forgotten.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Aug 14, 2018
From the DJ booth, man with ALS taps into tech to brighten future for all
Masatane Muto slowly maneuvers the controller on his power wheelchair with his right hand to move around his Tokyo office.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 11, 2018
Lefties push back against Japan's 'righteous' spin
Yu still remembers her mother's firm words: "You're using your other hand."
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jul 29, 2018
Japan embraces esports after lagging global peers but seeks a star to put it on the map
Esports is quickly establishing itself as a way for video game lovers around the world to make a name for themselves — and a living — from their favorite pastime.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 27, 2018
Typhoon swings toward Honshu, threatening to bring more misery to western Japan
More trouble projected for flood-hit western Japan as Typhoon Jongdari nears on unusual path.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2018
Uniqlo, Rakuten test brand power overseas
Swiss tennis star Roger Federer made headlines two weeks ago when he appeared on center court at Wimbledon wearing an outfit bearing the red-and-white squares of Uniqlo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 12, 2018
Large-scale evacuation a key concern in the event of a major flood in Tokyo
The government and officials say 1.76 million residents live below sea level, and that up to 1.78 million in five Tokyo wards may have to evacuate before a major typhoon.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 6, 2018
Over 100 firms, local governments and private groups in Japan unite against climate change
More than 100 companies, local governments and private organizations launched a group Friday to push for a carbon-free society and to help raise Japan's presence in the global fight against climate change.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2018
Princess Ayako says she and fiance Kei Moriya hit it off from the start
Princess Ayako says she hit it off with her husband-to-be Kei Moriya from the time they first met last December at the introduction of her mother, Princess Hisako.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 27, 2018
How ready are you for Japan's next big earthquake?
Emergency kits are a must-have in earthquake prone Japan, but a survey by The Japan Times has found that a number of people did not use theirs when a deadly quake rocked Osaka Prefecture and its vicinity last week.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 27, 2018
A closer look at the shindo seismic scale
The Japan Meteorological Agency has a unique seismic scale called shindo that measures the degree of shaking in the event of an earthquake. This set of numbers, ranging from 0 to 7, is different from an earthquake's magnitude, which is a numerical value reflecting the size or energy of the temblor at its source.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 22, 2018
Hiroshima Prefecture to open International Baccalaureate school as it looks to move away from Japan's passive education style
Hiroshima Prefecture is set to open an International Baccalaureate boarding school next spring — a rare move by a local government that officials hope will help schools shift away from Japan's typically passive style of education.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 19, 2018
Anxious travelers cancel bookings, spooked by deadly Osaka quake
Monday morning's deadly earthquake in Osaka has affected tourism in the region, with travelers at home and overseas canceling bookings in the affected areas.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 18, 2018
Osaka quake could be sign of more shaking to come, experts warn
While details of the fault movements behind the fatal quake have yet to be determined, it struck in an area where active faults are concentrated.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Deep Dive
Jun 17, 2018
Medical institutions offering treatment in multiple languages make Japan a haven for foreign patients
For foreign residents and tourists who don't understand Japanese, seeking medical attention can be stressful because few doctors are proficient in English.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Oct 28, 2016
Ichiro Furutachi overwhelms film festival crowd with nonstop chatter
Ichiro Furutachi, a TV personality and former news anchor also known as "the mad chatter," overwhelmed the crowd — and interpreters — at Kabukiza Threatre on Thursday with his nonstop talk.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 10, 2016
BayStars fans revel in win over Giants
Yokohama BayStars fans on Monday celebrated their team's win over the Yomiuri Giants after their three-game series at Tokyo Dome to advance to the final stage of the Central League Climax Series.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 18, 2016
'Prison idols' singing duo helping inmates get back on life's track
A female singing duo, who for years have been performing live concerts at Japanese prisons and encouraging inmates to reform their ways to successfully reenter society, have come quite a way since their days of nervousness onstage.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Nov 4, 2015
Tokyo International Film Festival awards Brazilian film 'Nise' best film and actress prizes
Brazilian Roberto Berliner was so elated when his film "Nise — The Heart of Madness" won the top prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival over the weekend that he wished he could freely express his joy in his native Portuguese when giving his acceptance remarks.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 27, 2011
Get ready for a really bad hay fever season this spring
The season of itchy eyes, runny noses and sneezing is around the corner again.

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Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores