Jun Kaminishikawara
For Jun Kaminishikawara's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Sep 14, 2019
Ex-Pentagon official sees signs of 'turbulence' in U.S.-South Korea ties
Former senior Pentagon official David Shear has expressed strong concern over South Korea's recent decision to withdraw from a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, calling the move "an indicator of turbulence."
Aug 16, 2013
Nisei renew call for society free of all discrimination
A leading group of U.S. citizens of Japanese descent, including some who suffered internment during World War II, are using their community's experiences to campaign for a society free of discrimination and prejudice.
Japan Times
Jun 27, 2013
Activist honored for work to bring Japan and U.S. closer
Floyd Mori, a retired Japanese-American politician, was decorated by Japan last autumn for his decades-long contributions to deepening bilateral relations.
Jul 3, 2009
Government gets on board for overseas contracts
The government, looking to take advantage of the global concern over climate change, is getting on board with the private sector in promoting the sale of "super express" bullet trains in the United States and Brazil.
Japan Times
Jun 17, 2009
'Cute ambassadors' roam globe to promote Japan's pop culture
Three female "ambassadors of cute" appointed by the Foreign Ministry have started traveling abroad to introduce Japanese pop culture to young people overseas.
Japan Times
Mar 13, 2009
9/11 ban on public still in force at Lower House
Plenary sessions in the House of Representatives remain closed to the public even though the postwar Constitution stipulates otherwise.


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