Hiromitsu Chifuri

For Hiromitsu Chifuri's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

G7 ministerial meetings

| May 25, 2016

G7 ministerial meetings

The G7 foreign ministers issued the “Hiroshima Declaration on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation” to reaffirm their commitment to creating a world without nuclear weapons, also naming Syria, Ukraine and North Korea as countries that may endanger that goal

Sarcasm is a tool Thai junta chief Chan-ocha likes to use

Mar 31, 2015

Sarcasm is a tool Thai junta chief Chan-ocha likes to use

Ear tugs. A flying banana peel. Sarcastic remarks about getting smacked, or punched or even executed. Such is life for the press corps covering Thailand’s notoriously testy military ruler. Since leading a putsch that ousted Thailand’s elected government last May, general-turned-prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has ...

/ Sep 14, 2014

McIlroy, Horschel tied for lead

Already established as the best player in golf, Rory McIlroy approached the FedEx Cup finale as though he had nothing to lose. Except now he has so much to gain. McIlroy was plodding along Saturday in the Tour Championship, frustrated by a pair of three-putt bogeys ...

/ Sep 14, 2014

Merritt shines at Continental Cup

LaShawn Merritt romped to victory in the 400 meters at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, on Saturday as the Americans opened the defense of the title they won four years ago. The American clocked 44.60 seconds for victory while compatriot Francena McCorory took ...

| Jun 10, 2014

Appeal for Serbian flood relief aid

In the wake of the recent floods and heavy rainfall in Serbia, donations, which can be made at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tokyo, are being sought. Since March, Serbia has been hit by heavy rain, which caused flooding in many regions. Although ...

Aomori Airport’s Snow Removal Team: 'White Impulse'

Mar 24, 2014

Aomori Airport’s Snow Removal Team: “White Impulse”

When we arrive at AomoriAirport’s terminal building to meet with the airport director, the board hanging behind the information counters near the first floor entrance shows numerous flights have been canceled. With the entire surrounding area covered in white and snow falling steadily everywhere, ...

Jul 27, 2012

Conference seeks to hone skills for business, communication

Decades have passed since Japan started focusing on the importance of its “globalization.” Still, not many business or political leaders in the country are able to voice their opinions in English at international conferences. Not many are invited to attend such events in the ...