Kazuaki Nagata




Kazuaki Nagata
For Kazuaki Nagata's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
Dec 15, 2007
Donations aiding Asian kids in need
Last in a series
Dec 11, 2007
Hawker's friends try new appeal
hands out leaflets Sunday in Tokyo's Harajuku district, urging people to come forward with any information that could lead to the arrest of Tatsuya Ichihashi, who is wanted in the March slaying of Lindsay Ann Hawker. YOSHIAKI MIURA PHOTO
Japan Times
Dec 8, 2007
Broadway charity acts instill volunteer spirit in showman
Three years ago, Mayumi Kamata went to a Broadway charity event held in New York to see a friend perform.
Japan Times
Dec 4, 2007
Digital terrestrial TV coming but work remains
More than half a century has passed since commercial television debuted in Japan, and now TVs are a main component of the mass culture.
Nov 21, 2007
Prosecutor avoids prison for forged nixing of case
A former prosecutor was handed a suspended two-year prison term Tuesday for forging signatures and personal seals of a molestation victim to make it appear she had filed a request to withdraw her criminal complaint.
Nov 15, 2007
Suit against new education law gets short shrift
A group of 245 people suing the government and five lawmakers over the constitutionality of the 2006 revision to the Fundamental Law of Education said at the trial's first session Wednesday that teaching patriotism in school violates freedom of thought and promotes nationalism.
Japan Times
Nov 8, 2007
Ex-judge continues push to free death-row inmate he helped convict in '68
About four decades ago, when Norimichi Kumamoto was a Shizuoka District Court judge, he thought that Iwao Hakamada, under indictment for killing a family of four in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1966, was innocent.
Japan Times
Aug 15, 2007
Sight-impaired kids show how photos can come from heart
YOKOHAMA — Skill and high-quality equipment are not essential for successful photography. In fact, you don't even need to be able to see the subject.


Yoshiko Koide sits in a classroom at Nagoya College where she teaches a Japanese-language observation seminar.
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