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For Daniel Traylor's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 28, 2021
Miyagi sees first tropical storm landfall on record as Nepartak crosses Honshu
Earlier forecasts had shown the possibility of the storm making landfall closer to Tokyo, with some Olympic events rescheduled as a precaution.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2021
Tropical Storm Nepartak could make Olympic landfall near Tokyo
While not expected to strengthen into a stronger typhoon, Tropical Storm Nepartak could impact a wide area on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 24, 2021
Olympic deluge? Tropical Storm Nepartak threatens to disrupt Tokyo Games
A tropical storm approaching Japan's main island of Honshu is already throwing a wrench into the Olympic schedule, with rowing events planned for early next week being moved up.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / Remembering 3/11
Mar 8, 2021
Tectonic wobbles and muddy deposits: The seismic clues leading up to 3/11
New research is allowing scientists to envision a future where megathrust quakes are not only less unexpected, but perhaps, to a certain degree, predictable.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 4, 2020
Powerful Typhoon Haishen approaches Japan after Maysak leaves several injured
A Meteorological Agency official urged residents of Kyushu and Okinawa to brace for the storm.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 9, 2019
'Explosive' Typhoon Hagibis has Tokyo area in its sights after rapidly gathering strength in Pacific
Typhoon Hagibis, which the U.S. military's forecasting agency has put on par with a Category 5 hurricane, could make a direct pass over the Kanto region this weekend.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Jun 29, 2019
Into the eye of the storm: Video producer James Reynolds goes to extreme lengths to document the impact of a typhoon
James Reynolds has his eyes on his camera's viewfinder, but also on the debris from a broken roof that's darting about in the wind as Typhoon Jebi leaves its mark on the city of Gobo, Wakayama Prefecture, in September 2018.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language
Mar 4, 2019
Navigating the tricky world of permission when speaking Japanese
When speaking Japanese, getting the basics of language relating to permission can be helpful, from asking a colleague to pick up your slack to requesting a photo with a celebrity.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 30, 2018
Abe to meet Trump at White House on June 7 ahead of possible U.S.-North Korea summit
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on June 7 ahead of an expected summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12, it was announced Wednesday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 13, 2018
Pair turn passion for craft beer into guide to Japan's scene
Website explores the good, the bad and the ugly of Japan's artisanal ales.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 17, 2017
Craft beer collaboration celebrates shared values of three very different businesses
A newspaper and a pub chain walk into a brewery...

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on