For mkt's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Aug 15, 2018
Shizuoka Prefecture, which is Japan’s biggest tea producing region and accounts for around 40 percent of all the nation’s tea production, is seeing its tea market slowly die due to severe aging issues among tea farmers and a plunge in tea leave prices caused by wholesalers looking for cheap leaves to satisfy the demand of increasingly popular plastic-bottled tea.
Nov 21, 2016
Apr 17, 2016
What was thought to be the strongest quake in Kyushu, registering the maximum intensity on the Japanese shindo seismic scale, turned out to be a preshock of the earthquake that rocked Kumamoto on Saturday morning. The magnitude-7.3 quake and continuous series of aftershocks triggered a number of landslides as well as the collapse and cracking of major roadways in the mountainous region of Minamiaso.
Nov 1, 2015
Oct 31, 2015
Oct 22, 2015
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