author

 
 

Meta

Keiji Hirano
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2003
Ainu teen's legacy reprinted to fete her 1903 birth
To celebrate the centennial of the birth of Yukie Chiri, an Ainu who was instrumental in putting her people's oral history on paper, a new edition of her famous story collection has been published.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2003
Ainu teen's legacy reprinted to fete her 1903 birth
To celebrate the centennial of the birth of Yukie Chiri, an Ainu who was instrumental in putting her people's oral history on paper, a new edition of her famous story collection has been published.
JAPAN
Mar 26, 2003
Complainants over ODA dam double
A further 3,900 residents of Indonesia's Sumatra Island on Friday will add their names to a lawsuit targeting the legitimacy of Japanese overseas aid, their lawyer said Tuesday.
JAPAN
Feb 6, 2003
Transsexuals, sex-change advocates fight on against social, registry snub
Transsexuals and their supporters have teamed up to seek public acknowledgment of those who suffer from gender identity disorder and to pressure the government into allowing sex changes to be recorded in official documents.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2003
Friends strive to prove woman innocent of murder
Calligraphy teacher Ritsuko Tada was used to the quiet life in small-town Hokkaido, but all that changed when one of her students was arrested on suspicion of murdering a female colleague.
JAPAN
Nov 6, 2002
Victims of over-zealous media weigh new human rights bills
The media are both Kenichi Ino's worst enemy and strongest ally.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 22, 2002
Law grad opts for freelance reporting, not elite track
With an average monthly income of just 150,000 yen, Maiko Morimoto is the exception among graduates of the University of Tokyo's law department, which has turned out a slew of elite bureaucrats and lawyers.
JAPAN
Jul 23, 2002
Killer's legacy builds bridges
One of the last wishes of executed mass murderer Norio Nagayama has helped to link Japanese kids who refuse to go to school with working children in Peru.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2002
Lawyers defend poisoning suspect's silence
Legal experts and journalists in Japan sometimes forget that defendants in criminal cases are guaranteed the right to remain silent.
JAPAN
Jun 15, 2002
Efforts to preserve Ainu language gain momentum
An independent television producer and an Ainu-language teacher recently released a compact disc featuring traditional Ainu stories in a bid to pass down the indigenous minority's language.
JAPAN
Apr 10, 2002
Transsexual to lecture at medical university
A transsexual activist will serve as a part-time lecturer at the medical school of Mie University, a public school, in November to educate students on sexual identity disorder.
JAPAN
Feb 16, 2002
Antiwar campaigners to donate documents to Vietnamese museum
Members of a Japanese group that campaigned against the Vietnam War will visit Ho Chi Minh City later this month to donate materials and documents detailing their activities in the 1960s and 1970s to the state-run War Remnants Museum.
JAPAN
Jan 22, 2002
Fictional kids' book tells of Afghan detainee plight
His family murdered by the Taliban, an Afghan boy called Mohammed comes to Japan as a refugee because his father had always told him the country was a peaceful one.
JAPAN
Nov 21, 2001
Kurdish refugee works for NGO to help Afghans in Pakistan
Simko Amen, the first Kurd to obtain refugee status in Japan, is now working for a Japanese nongovernmental organization in Pakistan to support Afghan refugees. "My experience as a refugee has enhanced my capacity as an aid worker," said the 32-year-old architect, who has been in Peshawar, a city near...
JAPAN
Oct 23, 2001
Asia Press freelancers find niche in Afghan war
The ongoing military operation in Afghanistan following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States has widened opportunities for freelance journalists in Asia.
JAPAN
Apr 27, 2001
Japanese firm helping detect mines, restore villages
A Tokyo-based venture has played a key role in creating a new device to detect land mines that will soon be used on the Thai-Cambodia border.
JAPAN
Apr 7, 2001
Ainu-language picture book, CD released
Efforts by an independent TV producer in Tokyo to hand down the traditions of the Ainu and their history have come to fruition via an illustrated storybook and a compact disc.
JAPAN
Feb 14, 2001
Saitama University displays materials from anti-Vietnam War movement
If you want to feel the verve of the anti-Vietnam War movement in Japan, visit Saitama University. The university's Resource Center for Socio-Dynamic Studies has opened to the public a vast quantity of documents belonging to the Japan "Peace for Vietnam!" Committee, a nongovernmental organization that...
JAPAN
Feb 3, 2001
NGOs lament Okinawans' plight
Three Japanese nongovernmental organizations have submitted a report to the United Nations detailing human rights abuses by the Japanese government and U.S. military forces against the people of Okinawa.
JAPAN
Jan 26, 2001
Steelmaker NKK comes to terms with correct words
Sometimes words hurt. But an NKK Corp. employee is trying to ensure that the language fellow workers use at the major steelmaker does not discriminate against people.

Longform

Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan