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Sumiko Oshima
For Sumiko Oshima's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
JAPAN
Sep 22, 1999
Japan grabs for promise of MOX
Staff writer
JAPAN
Sep 17, 1999
Nuclear utilities' Y2K assurances difficult to sell
Staff writer
JAPAN
Aug 10, 1999
City joins quest to list air raid victims of '45
Staff writer
JAPAN
Jul 23, 1999
Low-key ivory sale served more than craftsmen
Staff writer
JAPAN
Jun 28, 1999
Base not Ishihara's only target
Staff writers
JAPAN
Jun 23, 1999
Emergency contraception is here, but where?
A day after spending the night with her steady boyfriend, Mika roamed the area around her office in Tokyo, desperately looking for an obstetrician or gynecologist who could prescribe the medication she sought — an emergency contraceptive pill.
JAPAN
May 24, 1999
Ishihara firing from hip at status quo
Staff writer
COMMUNITY
May 5, 1999
Immune system research pays off, paves way to AIDS cure
In 1987, American molecular biologists Jack Strominger and Don Wiley shocked the scientific world with a supreme example of the adage "A picture is worth a thousand words."
JAPAN
May 3, 1999
Prize-winning immunologists paved way for AIDS cure
Staff writer
JAPAN
Apr 22, 1999
Sharp-tongued Aoshima exits Tokyo tight-lipped
Staff writer
JAPAN
Apr 1, 1999
Local Elections '99: Akashi vows to revive Tokyo
Staff writer
JAPAN
Mar 31, 1999
Local Elections '99: Mikami would ax megaprojects, not staff
Staff writer
JAPAN
Mar 30, 1999
Local Elections '99: Masuzoe on mission for elderly care
Staff writer
JAPAN
Mar 26, 1999
Local Elections '99: Hatoyama and 'symbiosis with nature'
Staff writer
JAPAN
Mar 25, 1999
Local Elections '99: Showdown in cash-dry Tokyo
Staff writer
JAPAN
Mar 4, 1999
Japan should foster risk-takers, MIT president says
Staff writer
COMMUNITY
Feb 21, 1999
Frustrated flowers are good news for you
While Yoneko Yoshida, anxiously awaits the arrival of spring, she is also bracing herself for discomfort. As a victim of hay fever, the 62-year-old Tokyo woman suffers from a scratchy throat, itchy, watery eyes and a persistently runny nose for several weeks each year from February till April.
JAPAN
Jan 27, 1999
Aoshima now called friend of bureaucrats, status quo
Mavericks Yukio Aoshima and "Knock" Yokoyama rode a tidal wave of voter discontent with the status quo four years ago and won gubernatorial races in Tokyo and Osaka, pleasing the public and shocking lawmakers and assembly members of the Liberal Democratic Party and other non-Communist forces.
JAPAN
Sep 1, 1998
Preventing Disaster: Quake prediction said overemphasized
Staff writer
JAPAN
Aug 31, 1998
JANUS system blazes trail in speech recognition
Staff writer

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on