Hiroki Kunugi

For Hiroki Kunugi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Smaller firms in Japan expand roles in overseas assistance

Business Mar 23, 2017

Smaller firms in Japan expand roles in overseas assistance

Smaller firms in Japan are playing a more active role in the country's overseas development assistance, offering their expertise to local partners with help from the Japanese government. Wago, a processor of agricultural products based in Katori, Chiba Prefecture, is helping farmers in Kenya increase ...

Tochigi potters help revive Cambodia's Khmer Empire ceramics

National Oct 5, 2016

Tochigi potters help revive Cambodia's Khmer Empire ceramics

Pottery artists from Tochigi Prefecture offered decade-long support to Cambodia to help recover the ceramic art techniques that vanished after the fall of the Khmer Empire in the 15th century. In 2005, the Tochigi Prefectural Government launched a project to send artists from Mashiko, its ...

Fore! Japanese getting a kick out of 'footgolf'

National Jan 22, 2016

Fore! Japanese getting a kick out of 'footgolf'

"Footgolf," a novel sport the rules for which were only worked out less than a decade ago, is beginning to take off in Japan, although its players didn't quite make the impact they hoped to when Japan made its first appearance in the sport's ...