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For mkt's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 20, 2014
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Japan
Japan Times
Places
Jul 24, 2014
The must-see firework displays of Japan in summer 2019
Sumida River Fireworks Festival
Japan Times
MULTIMEDIA
Jul 18, 2014
Midtown meets Godzilla
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 23, 2014
Social media reacts to Justin Bieber's Yasukuni visit
The Canadian pop star posted photos of his Wednesday morning visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine and though they were later deleted from Bieber's account, the firestorm has already been sparked.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 31, 2014
Enter Darth Vader, Ukraine's dark horse candidate
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JAPAN / Media / NET NEWS WATCH
Mar 25, 2014
Mysterious suicide goes unnoticed in police-box restroom
A man was found hanged in an apparent suicide in a police-box restroom in Mie Prefecture on March 20, police said.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 8, 2014
Scenes from Art Fair Tokyo 2014
Scenes from Art Fair Tokyo 2014 (March 7-9), Japan's largest gallery art event (photos by Mio Yamada).
JAPAN
Mar 8, 2014
The nadir of composer Mamoru Samuragochi's life? 'Now'
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WORLD / Politics
Mar 7, 2014
The shadow of the Berkut over Ukraine
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SUMO / SUMO SCRIBBLINGS
Mar 7, 2014
As Kakuryu eyes promotion, Haru Basho to test yokozuna Harumafuji's mettle
With Sunday the first day of the 2014, Haru Basho in Japan’s third most populous city of Osaka, many fans and commentators will be looking at Kakuryu’s quest to win his first ever yusho, and, if successful, the resulting talk of promoting him to yokozuna.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 17, 2014
Japan snowed in . . . as witnessed on social media
Citizens on the ground bear witness to an unusually large volume of snow that weighted down roofs and clogged major arteries of transportation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 15, 2014
Snowkyo 2014: snow creatures invade Tokyo
Another snowstorm hits Japan . . . and social media was all over it.
Japan Times
MULTIMEDIA
Feb 8, 2014
2014 Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony
Japan Times
MULTIMEDIA
Nov 8, 2013
[VIDEO] Taro Yamamoto speaks on Imperial protocol breach

Longform

Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?