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Stephen Carr is a British writer and photographer who has contributed to newspapers and magazines around the world. He first came to Japan in 2000 to edit Japan Update, a weekly magazine in Okinawa. Now based in Nagoya, he has been writing for The Japan Times since 2010.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Jan 11, 2017
Views from Nagoya: What are your resolutions and/or hopes for 2017?
Stephen Carr asked people in Sakae, the entertainment district of Nagoya, what their resolutions and/or hopes were for 2017.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Jul 20, 2016
Views from Gifu: Now Abe has the numbers, is it time to tweak the Constitution?
People have their say on whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should push for constitutional revision now that he has the numbers in both houses of parliament to force a referendum on the issue.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Dec 30, 2015
Views from Nagoya: What did you make of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'?
Cinemagoers offer their opinions after a showing of the much-anticipated seventh installment in the 'Star Wars' saga.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Oct 17, 2015
Fired up about Gifu's pottery industry
Toki, a small town in Gifu Prefecture, 37 km from Nagoya, sits above a huge clay basin. Pottery has been made here since ancient times.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Dec 14, 2014
Nagoya: What do you think of Abe's decision to call a snap election?
Voters and non-voters alike give their views on today's Lower House election, which was called by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe only two years after the last one.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Mar 15, 2014
JR Nagoya Station: Almost a town within a city
Of the 193,000 people who pass daily through the main station of Japan's third city, Nagoya, most are probably unaware they are in a building with no rival in the entire world. The station complex, known as the Twin Towers, is a Guinness World Records holder complete with a plaque proclaiming, "The JR...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Feb 12, 2014
Nagoya: What do you think about the April sales tax increase and how will it affect you?
Denizens of the Chubu capital offer their tuppence-worth on the impending 3-percent consumption tax hike to 8 percent from the start of the fiscal year.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY
Dec 27, 2013
Researcher sees digital maps as key to understanding, alleviating crises
'Maps put into pictures what policymakers traditionally see in numbers,' says Elise Montiel-Welti, a researcher at Doshisha University who produces digital maps to explain global crises. 'They also put us in perspective: We can see how small we are in the face of huge disasters or conflicts.'
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Jul 8, 2013
Nagoya: What was your best holiday ever, and why?
South Korea. I have many Korean friends and I love going to Seoul. It is a wonderful city for shopping, eating and pampering yourself. Some of the food is rather like delicacies you can find in Japan, yet subtly different, such as tok, their version of our mochi (pounded rice cakes) and their chicken stew. I particularly enjoy massage, combined with being cleansed in a Korean dome-type sauna. Usually I stay five days or a week.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
May 25, 2013
Uganda boxing trainer gives expert advice to aspiring pugilists
If you don't get into the ring once or twice, then you're a coward, Geoffrey Ima says as he describes people's attitudes toward boxing in his hometown in Uganda. Ima has been in the ring hundreds of times and came to love boxing so much, he wanted to earn a living from it — a career choice that...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues
May 21, 2013
Fear and incarceration, from Kampala to Nagoya
"I was stopped by two men in a government-registered vehicle, blindfolded and dragged off the street. They took me away to a house in a place I did not know. I was forced into a room with blood all over the walls and floor, where two men lay. I couldn't tell if they were dead or alive. They had been...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / THE ZEIT GIST
May 1, 2012
Blood, beatings and the cage: the bouncer
Before The Japan Times was invited inside Nagoya's iD Cafe to speak to Thomas, the nightclub's security manager, we stopped to chat to a uniformed policeman near the club. He told us there were as many as 50 fights in a nearby park on Friday and Saturday nights. This busy area of the city, Sakae, known...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Feb 14, 2012
Nagoya: Do you think crusading Mayor Takashi Kawamura is doing a good job?
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Jul 26, 2011
Nagoya: What's the best reason to visit Nagoya?
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Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE ZEIT GIST
Nov 16, 2010
Justice sought after allergy trauma
One day in May, 7-year-old Kaiya Lucente was cleaning her classroom after lunch when she began coughing, her face puffed up and she found it difficult to breathe. Her eyes turned red, and scarlet blotches started to appear on her face. She had had these frightening symptoms before after accidentally...
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Sep 29, 2010
Japanese facility aimed at creating a sun on Earth
Outside a small town in Gifu Prefecture is a little-known scientific research establishment engaged in a project to "create a sun on the Earth." If successful, this venture will profoundly affect the lives of most people in the world.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY
May 29, 2010
Kiwi won't chicken out on farming in Japan
"Red eggs," says Andrew Hitchings, using the Japanese term for brown eggs, "are better quality than white."
Japan Times
COMMUNITY
Apr 3, 2010
Patience a virtue in miso making
If miso is part of your daily routine, "you're having a decent life," says Tony Flenley, Japan's only British miso maker. Flenley, who runs a 105-year-old miso company in Osaka, believes the time taken to prepare and eat the soup shows the right priorities have triumphed over a fast food lifestyle.

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