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For Chris Meyers's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japan's 'Masked Girls' seek fame under cover

Music Apr 1, 2016

Japan's 'Masked Girls' seek fame under cover

Standing out from Japan's many girl groups can be a daunting task, but one act, Kamen Joshi (Masked Girls), has found the answer by hiding behind masks. As many as 15,000 people flocked to a concert by the band late last year, showing how its ...

Felines rule on Ehime's Cat Island

National Mar 5, 2015

Felines rule on Ehime's Cat Island

An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village where they outnumber the humans 6 to 1. Originally introduced to Aoshima to deal with mice that plagued fishermen's boats, the ...