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Toshiki Makino
For Toshiki Makino's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
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Feb 25, 2015
Tsukuba astronomer hopes to build Antarctic base to observe galaxies
Naomasa Nakai, an expert on supermassive black holes, is forging ahead with a project to build a new astronomical research station in Antarctica to unravel the mystery behind the birth of galaxies.
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Jul 15, 2014
Photographer exhibits Vietnam War photos
Photographer Bunyo Ishikawa, who documented the Vietnam War and its aftermath over several decades, has been marking the 50th anniversary of his first trip to that country with a special exhibition.
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May 14, 2014
Rare photos of late 1800s Okinawa discovered
A collector of old photos in Tokyo has discovered among his collections 29 pictures that experts say provide "extremely important" information about life in Okinawa during the late 1800s when the Meiji government abolished the Ryukyu Kingdom and seized control of its territory as a new prefecture.
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Feb 11, 2014
Model train mag reaches milestone
A monthly magazine for model railroad fans launched shortly after the end of World War II issued its 800th edition in January.
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Oct 7, 2013
Sculptor based in U.S. bags Hirakushi award
California-based sculptor Minoru Ohira has received this year's Denchu Hirakushi Award for his works employing materials such as construction waste and dead branches.
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Sep 17, 2013
Photographer falls under Mount Fuji's magic spell
Fifty-year-old Shoichi Ono has scaled Mount Fuji every year for the past nine years, spending a total of more than 80 days on the mountain, photographing views from the top such as the rising sun and dynamic cloud formations.
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Aug 6, 2013
Local photographer captures 42 years of Okinawa
Okinawan photographer Hiroaki Yamashiro has captured his prefecture's culture, nature and the struggle of its people against the U.S. military presence for more than four decades.
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Jun 27, 2009
Top photog recalls past leaders
For more than 30 years, Tomihiro Kubota has followed prime ministers around, accompanying them as an official photographer but always on the lookout for an "unofficial" shot.

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Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves