Shiro Yoneyama
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 27, 2017
Rural Fukuoka doctor now leading global campaign for universal health care
Yoshitake Yokokura was a toddler when his father, Kokichi, opened a small clinic in Takata, Fukuoka Prefecture, immediately after World War II.
Japan Times
Apr 7, 2005
Americans rediscover Japan's version of Susan B. Anthony
For high school teacher Rene Mills, her only exposure to Japan until recently was her grandfather's recollections of his trips to the Far East as a seaman with the American shipping giant Lykes Lines in the 1920s and 1930s.
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2005
N.Y.'s Nippon Club turns 100
Yoshiko Takahashi is a 69-year-old volunteer who greets visitors from as far away as Kansas to an exhibition on the history of Jokichi Takamine (1854-1922), a renowned chemist and industrialist who founded the Nippon Club in New York 100 years ago.
Jul 27, 2000
Masayoshi Tsuji: engineer of genocide or peace?
Masayoshi Tsuji, 85, keeps empty one of the second-floor rooms in his house here in case his elder brother, Masanobu, suddenly shows up after an absence of 39 years. Prominently displayed in the room is a large hanging scroll of the Chinese character "kotobuki" (celebration), but its intended guest is...
Jul 26, 2000
Disappearance of Masanobu Tsuji remains a mystery
Kyodo News -- An entrance ceremony for the University of Tokyo was only eight days away in April 1961 when Takeshi Tsuji, excited about starting life as a student at the nation's most prestigious school, saw his lawmaker father off on a Southeast Asian "mission."
Jun 6, 2000
Sansei documentarian brings internees' stories to Japan
Kasumi Yamashita is a nisei studying at Hitotsubashi University in suburban Tokyo on a yearlong research grant.


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