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Jane Kitagawa
For Jane Kitagawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Sep 26, 2021
Stephanie Kawai: ‘Taking the fear out of what the body is going through in labor is vital’
If you are a part of a non-Japanese couple who is about to experience giving birth in Japan, having a doula on hand can help provide linguistic and cultural support.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Apr 16, 2021
Persevering at the junction of trade and climate
Name: Jan Adams
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Food Sustainability in Japan
Jun 28, 2020
How to compost in a cardboard box at home
Cardboard box composting, a method thatu2019s become popular in Japan, is cheap, simple, bad-odor-free and well-suited to small spaces.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Jun 16, 2020
Offering your condolences in Japanese
These are tough times, make sure your Japanese hits the right note in terms of sensitivity.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
May 24, 2020
Ongaeshi and food security in the midst of COVID-19
On April 21, Charles McJilton, CEO of Second Harvest Japan (2HJ), took to social media to broadcast an impassioned plea.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
May 14, 2020
The best grocery delivery services in Japan
How do you shop when physical isolation is the new normal? Online, of course. Hereu2019s The Japan Timesu2019 recommendations for five of the most convenient grocery delivery services in Japan.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Apr 5, 2020
Hopes firm for continued partnership amid COVID-19
A sailing enthusiast, Australian Ambassador Richard Court can sometimes be found at Enoshima Yacht Harbor or the Hayama Marina, indulging in his hobby and love of the ocean.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Feb 23, 2020
Olympic prep underway for fully booked Conrad
Can an event define a city? By all accounts, the Glasgow Garden Festival, held in 1988, was a raging success with over 4 million visitors attending the riverside event. For Conrad Tokyo General Manager Neil McInnes who hails from Glasgow, the festival was a source of wonderment and excitement.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Food Sustainability in Japan
Jan 18, 2020
Vegan Store: Japan's first vegan convenience store
Vegan Store, Japan's first vegan convenience store, is on a mission to demystify vegan fare and make it more accessible in the capital.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Jan 12, 2020
Steadfast commitment to hard work, cultural roots
Ambassador of Norway Inga Nyhamar is delighted to be in Tokyo. Yet there are times when the Trondheim native, who grew up with swathes of forest on her university-town doorstep, itches to escape "civilization" and reconnect with the great outdoors.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Dec 15, 2019
Lifestyle and nature as a basis for global relations
The guest parlor at the Finland Embassy of Tokyo speaks of Scandinavian restraint and simplicity. Artworks by Finnish artists adorn the walls.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHY DID YOU LEAVE JAPAN?
Nov 23, 2019
Akira Isogawa: Australia's darling of fashion
"I understand how such rules are necessary and help Japan to function as efficiently as it does. But I'm a rule breaker, and that's permitted here in Australia. It's a real relief." u2014 Akira Isogawa, fashion designer
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Oct 27, 2019
Eye for architecture meets luxury hotel management
Matthias Sutter, the newly appointed general manager at the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, is becoming more acquainted with the hotel than one would expect u2014 he's living there.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Aug 4, 2019
Diamonds and discovery: Navigating Japan's market
Daniel Perel has spent over 35 years working in the luxury goods market, most of that in Asia, but his passion for the field remains as strong as ever.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Jul 21, 2019
A diplomat's ever-evolving role in a technological age
Peruvian Ambassador to Japan Harold Forsyth considers food a distinctive feature of his country.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / G20 Osaka Summit Special
Jun 27, 2019
Food hub boasts traditional flavors, open-minded spirit
When a city's being is inextricably linked to the maxim, "To eat oneself into ruin" (kuidaore), it's a foregone conclusion that the city is serious about its food. Such is the case of Osaka, Japan's second-largest city and gateway to the Kansai region.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Jun 16, 2019
Global ambitions defined by empathy, opportunity
Boehringer Ingelheim Japan President and Representative Director Thorsten Poehl is proof of the old adage that good things come to those that wait
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Jun 2, 2019
Integrated resorts: A game of calculated risk in Japan
Ted Chan is keen to dispel the idea that gaming is all about hedonistic and excessive risk-taking.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
May 12, 2019
Ambition and experience lead to ideal circumstances
For Mark Dearlove, Barclays Japan country manager, to be living in Japan when the banking group is celebrating 50 years since beginning Tokyo-based operations in 1969 is fortuitous.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / The Big Questions
Apr 7, 2019
ESG-centered values drive management, strategies
Dave Muenz hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where pollution from the local steel mills was once so severe that his steelworker father had to take multiple shirts to work because by lunchtime "the color of his original shirt would be so bad."

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