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Yugo Hirano
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2016
Japanese aid worker plants seeds of hope in war-ravaged Syria
Japanese aid worker Eriko Hibi is unequivocal when giving her view of the ongoing situation in Syria.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2015
Yokohama charity worker urges child protection in Ebola-hit Liberia
A Yokohama charity worker who has spent time in Ebola-hit West Africa has urged more global support to protect orphaned children at risk of abuse.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 10, 2015
Telling the story of Japanese settlers in Brazil
Masayuki Fukasawa, a veteran journalist at a Japanese-language newspaper in Sao Paulo, has taken inspiration from his own migrant story to compile a history of Japanese settlement in Brazil over the past century.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 3, 2015
Tokyo woman's quest to help Africa's child soldiers return to normal lives
A UNICEF child protection officer from Japan is helping child soldiers in the Central African Republic return to society and lead normal lives.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2015
NGO tries to save South Asian relics
From the ancient Indian city of Mohenjo-daro to Buddhist Gandhara art, South Asia is rich in cultural heritage but under threat from economic sprawl and a lack of restoration capabilities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 10, 2014
Fukushima No. 1 schoolteacher says disaster lessons still unlearned
Retired schoolteacher Hidefumi Owada feels helpless whenever he returns to his deserted home in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 25, 2014
Elderly perked up by Filipino caregiver
Laughter is often heard from some 40 elderly people who receive day care services at a care home in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, thanks to the presence of a Filipino worker.
JAPAN
Feb 21, 2014
Fukushima Chinese moms tutor kids
Chinese women in Sukagawa, Fukushima Prefecture, have formed a group to teach Chinese to half-Japanese and half-Chinese children, while sharing information and promoting interaction on the basis of their experiences following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that ravaged northeastern Japan.
JAPAN / History
Sep 5, 2013
New theory on 1613 mission floated
Historian Naotsugu Hamada has proposed a new theory about the 1613 mission that Date Masamune, Sendai's then-feudal lord, sent to Europe and Mexico, arguing that he may have intended to use funds from trade with Mexico to reconstruct Tohoku, which had been rocked by a quake-tsunami disaster just two...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 29, 2013
Teacher vows to protect students from disasters
Having lost his daughter in the quake-tsunami disaster two years ago, Toshiro Sato, a teacher in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, believes the best disaster prevention is not to forget what happened that fateful day and confront it.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 28, 2009
Scribe a star to Myanmar refugees
Freelance journalist Hisao Tanabe is so highly regarded by Myanmar refugees in Japan they call him "Shwe Ba," after an actor in Burma in the 1950s and '60s who starred in numerous movies about people fighting those in power on behalf of the oppressed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 5, 2009
Japanese-Brazilian hot-rod boss now mentor to children
Japanese-Brazilian Anderson Hyuma Gushi remembers his troubled youth, when he was bullied by classmates at an elementary school as a "foreigner with a Japanese face."
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 26, 2008
Net-savvy parents shield children from harmful sites
A movement is spreading across Japan to train parents to be more Internet-savvy when it comes to protecting their children from harmful sites, after the enactment of a new law this summer.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2008
Japanese-Brazilian starts publication with Brazilian appeal
A Japanese-Brazilian has started publishing a free bimonthly magazine in the 100th year since Japanese started emigrating to Brazil.

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