Carol Hui Akiyama

For Carol Hui Akiyama's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Finding a sense of balance in the face of DSI

Language Aug 28, 2003

Finding a sense of balance in the face of DSI

Every day, at a musk-melon-colored building near Okayama Station, children gather to play in a rather unusual-looking indoor playground. Guru Guru Meron Shima (Twirly Melon Island) is a privately-run day-care center for autistic and other special-needs children that started up in July. It is ...

Community Jun 29, 2000

Making home a school away from school

A typical day at school for 12-year-old Sophie Kimura could be a social studies lesson which involves finding out what life is like in Illinois where her "e-pal" Dawn lives. Or it could be spent expanding her vocabulary skills by reading the latest adventure of ...

Community Oct 22, 1999

Creator of offbeat manga happy to break the rules

Manga artist Sekaiichi Asakura has three types of fans: Those who enjoy his work purely for the humor; those who read philosophy and world religion into his comic strips; and those who claim that they are as weird as him. "I get letters from people ...