Megumi Yamaguchi
Japan Times
Mar 19, 2023
Political boys club stains the reputation of Japan's winter wonderland
Councilor Umeko Saito says she has been inappropriately touched by a councilman and has been intimidated by male colleagues during her time serving in the local assembly in Niseko, Hokkaido.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jul 1, 2021
Mother develops period-proof underwear to help girls' transition to puberty
'It's weird that girls have to sneak around when they have their periods,' Mayumi Miyaguchi said. 'My daughter's generation should have more freedom.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 26, 2016
Undertaker working for child survivors of Tohoku tsunami
Ruiko Sasahara can never forget the sight of a little girl lying in a morgue after the tsunami five years ago.
Japan Times
Feb 6, 2014
Pets providing warm cheer in 3/11 temporary housing
Life can be bleak for the people still living in temporary accommodations nearly three years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, but pets have been a great help for some.
Japan Times
Dec 2, 2013
Twice tsunami survivor's lesson told via pictures
Yoshi Tabata, 88, has been using handmade picture cards for more than 30 years to recount her experience of surviving powerful 1933 tsunami that hit the Sanriku coast in the Tohoku region.
Japan Times
Feb 22, 2013
Volunteers return from abroad to aid Tohoku
When the catastrophic earthquake of March 11, 2011, struck the Tohoku region, Makoto Yanagisawa was researching stem cells at a university laboratory in the United States.
Japan Times
Feb 9, 2008
Truth revealed: more men using medical makeup
Seiichi Hirabayashi, 59, a drug store clerk in Nichinan, Miyazaki Prefecture, underwent an operation in April 2006 to remove epithelial cancer in his mouth, transplanting flesh and skin from his chest to his left cheek.


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