Chisato Tanaka




Chisato Tanaka
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Food of my Former Homeland
Mar 7, 2020
Angkor Wat: A Cambodian take on 'Japanese professionalism'
A gigantic elephant statue guards the entrance to Angkor Wat, a Cambodian restaurant hidden near Tokyo's Yoyogi Station.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Food of my Former Homeland
Feb 1, 2020
Swe Myanmar: Sharing the flavors of home in Tokyo's 'Little Yangon'
The popular Swe Myanmar is one of many Myanmar restaurants in Tokyo's 'Little Yangon,' Takadanobaba. But one aspect makes it unique: Its owner, Than Swe, is a foreign national who was granted asylum in the 1990s.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 14, 2020
Where to find some of Tokyo's tastiest vegan ramen
Vegans shouldn't feel left out of Tokyo's expansive ramen scene. The Japan Times has sourced five of the best options in the capital for flavorful vegan noodles that even nonvegans will say are delicious!
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JAPAN / Society
Dec 4, 2019
After 16 years in Japan, Sri Lankan woman still classified as an exchange student
Dakshini Siriwardena never expected that the failure of her father's business in Japan would leave her with no choice but to live here as an exchange student — despite having resided in the country for more than 16 years.
Japan Times
PODCAST / deep dive
Oct 17, 2019
Episode 26: Perspectives from Typhoon Hagibis — a storm chaser, an evacuee, a reporter
Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan on Oct. 12, causing widespread damage to Tokyo and its surrounding prefectures. This week, storm chaser James Reynolds, evacueeu00a0Andrew McKirdyu00a0and reporteru00a0Chisato Tanakau00a0share their experiences of the typhoon.
Japan Times
Sep 19, 2019
Reina: Dancing the dream
Hip-hop dancer Reina has dispensed with school in favor of dedicating her life to her art, and regularly travels across Asia to deliver dance classes and workshops
Japan Times
JAPAN / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
Universities lure foreign students on falling population
Universities conducting classes in English, intellectual debates between foreign and Japanese students where new ideas are created — these are just some of the things the central government envisions for the nation's higher education in order to become a magnet for talented researchers and students...
Japan Times
Jun 19, 2019
World Refugee Day: How well is Japan fulfilling its obligations in 2019?
Ahead of World Refugee Day on Thursday, attention has been turning to just how well Japan — the world's third-biggest economy — has been fulfilling its responsibilities as a signatory of the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention this year.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 17, 2019
Kurdish refugee released on bail after 17 months in detention reunites with family in Tokyo
The tears of joy were impossible to contain Monday for the 8-year-old son of Kurdish asylum-seeker Mehmet Colak, who was released on the day after being detained for 17 months at Tokyo Regional Detention House.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
May 30, 2019
App developed by Keio University and startup proves effective in helping smokers quit
Ahead of World No Tobacco Day on Friday, smokers who have been fighting a lonely battle against nicotine addiction were given another option in their quest to kick the habit.
Japan Times
May 24, 2019
Sumo superfan to skip basho finale, saying tight security for Trump is an unwelcome distraction
When U.S. President Donald Trump arrives with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to take in live sumo wrestling on Sunday at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, security will be beefed up to its highest level — with bodyguards even on alert to protect the president from flying cushions tossed by excited fans,...
Japan Times
May 21, 2019
Women pass scandal-hit Tokyo Medical University's entrance exam at higher rate than men
The ratio for women was 20.2 percent, 0.4 percentage point higher than that of men, following revelations of years of gender-based discrimination.
Japan Times
May 3, 2019
Tokyo's Pet Loss Cafe offers a place to grieve and heal
Ritsuko Shimazaki, 58, occasionally takes a 70-minute train ride to visit one coffee shop in particular near the upscale district of Omotesando in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward.
Japan Times
Apr 28, 2019
With spirits high, the LGBT community and supporters marks Tokyo's 25th pride march
According to the organizers, 10,000 people were expected to take part in this year's march, with more than 180,000 participating in a related festival.
Japan Times
Mar 26, 2019
Did Tokyo immigration officials allow proper treatment for ailing Kurdish detainee?
It had the appearance of a scandal in the making.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2019
Two girls' deaths after alleged abuse expose shortcomings in Japan's child-protection services
The January death of 10-year-old Mia Kurihara in Chiba Prefecture, allegedly at the hands of her abusive father, shocked Japan after coming on the heels of a similar case involving a 5-year-old girl in Tokyo's Meguro Ward last year.
Japan Times
Mar 18, 2019
Education ministry urges local governments to promote school enrollment of foreign students
Their numbers are sure to grow with the coming influx of foreign workers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 8, 2019
Six years into Abe's womenomics push, women in Japan still struggling to shine
Six years have passed since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced plans to create a "Japan in which women can shine," urging more working mothers to take on leadership positions with pride.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 21, 2019
American activist against the Futenma relocation plan questioned at Kansai airport for two hours upon arrival
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / Heisei Icons
Feb 14, 2019
Sadako Ogata: Waging peace on war
A 1993 photograph of a diminutive, sexagenarian woman surveying the front lines of conflict has left an indelible mark on the international community as a true example of commitment to humanitarian aid.


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