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Takaki Tominaga
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 1, 2016
SoftBank's Asia power grid plan advances in the face of challenges
Japan's SoftBank Group Corp. has been undertaking an ambitious plan to connect power grids across Asia in order to import electricity generated from renewable resources in the region.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 9, 2016
Juvenile offenders, abandoned dogs get new leases on life at Chiba training program
For dog training instructor Sae Hokoyama, watching troubled young people transform themselves into responsible citizens with the help of man's best friend is a gratifying experience.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jul 23, 2016
New documentary on Tsukiji fish market captures essence of nation's 'lively kitchen'
Ever since he visited Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market for the first time in 2012, movie director Naotaro Endo has been intrigued by the place often called "the world's largest fish market."
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 10, 2016
Japan starting to view drug abuse as disease needing long-term care
A 38-year-old Yokohama native said his life entered a downward spiral when he used illicit drugs for the first time around the age of 15 at a friend's house.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jun 9, 2016
Dada movement's influence felt in Tokyo 100 years after launch in Europe
The centenary of the global artistic and literary movement Dada will be celebrated at a number of cultural institutions and art spaces in Tokyo this summer.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
May 21, 2016
Shikoku's 'path less traveled' is busier than ever
A pilgrimage route stretching across Shikoku, one of Japan's four main islands, has recently been attracting more non-Japanese visitors with various cultural and religious backgrounds.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 25, 2016
Japan urged to embrace diversity management as working population shrinks
Long accustomed to hiring mainly Japanese staff, domestic firms are likely to start diversifying their workforces in response to a declining working population, and to accommodate clients' needs amid rapid globalization.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 17, 2016
Nuclear-averse Tohoku good place to grow green energy but Japan must be on the same circuit
Japan has seen a heavy shift in electricity generation from atomic to renewable sources ever since the Great East Japan Earthquake tipped the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into a triple meltdown.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 19, 2016
Hopes high for Hokkaido bullet train
The port city of Hakodate and surrounding areas in southern Hokkaido are abuzz ahead of next month's start of a shinkansen line that is expected to drastically cut transportation time and give a boost to local industries and other areas in Japan.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 24, 2015
Prize-winning cookbook explores health benefits of yakuzen
For Momoyo Taniguchi, a Japanese cooking instructor of Chinese herbal medicine dishes, known as yakuzen, the crowning moment of her career was winning a respected international cookbook competition for health and nutrition.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 2, 2013
Hotel room walls serve as canvas for Takenouchi's contemporary art
Woodcut print artist Naoki Takenouchi was busy carving Buddha images on a wooden board in a Park Hotel Tokyo room in November. Known for his works on traditional Japanese "washi" paper, he was working to turn the entire guest room into a work of art.
JAPAN
Jul 9, 2010
New David-Goliath faceoff in Yamanashi
KOFU, Yamanashi Pref. — Two candidates of contrasting backgrounds and experience are set to play David and Goliath in Yamanashi Prefecture when they face off in Sunday's Upper House election.
JAPAN
May 10, 2010
Dutchman hopes 'VJ' documentary empowers Myanmar
Jan Krogsgaard was making a documentary on undercover video journalists working in Myanmar in 2007 when a major uprising against the military government broke out.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 24, 2009
Nuke panel's plans not quick enough: hibakusha, NGOs
HIROSHIMA — Nuclear arms reduction plans crafted this week by an international panel in Hiroshima will take too long to bring about a world free of such weapons, atomic bomb survivors and antinuclear nongovernmental organizations said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 4, 2009
Nagasaki photo search becomes a man's life work
NAGASAKI — Yoshitoshi Fukahori felt compelled to share his painful memories of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki with others, so three decades ago he started collecting and systematically organizing photographs of the devastation from the blast.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 19, 2008
Stigma of Japanese-American war internees in U.S. lingers
Twenty years after the United States offered a national apology and reparations to Japanese-Americans for forcibly relocating them to internment camps during World War II, those who fought against the injustice still bear a stigma.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 11, 2008
Hibakusha embark on Peace Boat global tour
About 100 survivors of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki departed Sunday from Yokohama on a voyage to pass on their experiences to people around the world.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 16, 2008
Evacuees hunker down at shelters
People who fled their homes after Saturday's huge earthquake spent a restless night in temporary shelters, parking lots and other places as frequent aftershocks jolted the Hanayama area around Kurihara, Miyagi Prefecture.
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2008
Torch tension mounts in Nagano
Tension is rising in Nagano, where thousands of spectators and demonstrators are expected to gather next Saturday when the city hosts the Olympic torch.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 29, 2008
Family of Lindsay Hawker seeks closure but no breakthrough in sight
When English teacher Lindsay Ann Hawker was found slain in a sand-filled bathtub on the balcony of a Japanese man's apartment in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture, on March 26, 2007, life changed irrevocably for her family in Britain.

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