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Chiho Iuchi

Chiho Iuchi is a writer covering classical music scenes in Japan. She has also been serving as a staff editor at The Japan Times mainly in charge of national day special supplements, in collaboration with more than 100 embassies in Japan, which has (hopefully) broadened her perspectives on music.

For Chiho Iuchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Opera Theater Konnyakuza perfects a union of stage and song

Jan 28, 2016

Opera Theater Konnyakuza perfects a union of stage and song

The world of opera has always found inspiration in the works of William Shakespeare, but adapting them for the stage requires flexibility. Kyoko Hagi, a composer who serves as the representative of Opera Theater Konnyakuza, points out that Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi transformed "Macbeth" into ...

Showcasing the best of Japanese cuisine, culture

| Jan 20, 2016

Showcasing the best of Japanese cuisine, culture

Japan Night, one of the most popular events during the World Economic Forum meeting, will return to Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 21. Annually held on the sidelines of the WEF meeting in Davos, Japan Night has entertained meeting participants with Japanese food and culture, aiming ...

Music director Nott prepares for Tokyo Symphony Orchestra's 70th

Jan 7, 2016

Music director Nott prepares for Tokyo Symphony Orchestra's 70th

It's not rare for a conductor from overseas to collaborate with a Japanese orchestra, but the case of Jonathan Nott stands out because of the speed at which he and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra cultivated their relationship. The British conductor made his debut with the ...

Photographer aims to explain Okinawa's tensions in pictures

Oct 1, 2015

Photographer aims to explain Okinawa's tensions in pictures

It is not easy to regard oneself as an oppressor. While Japanese enjoyed unprecedented prosperity in recent decades, residents of Okinawa have endured a burden others simply do not appreciate, says photographer Ari Hatsuzawa, who has published a pictorial study of what he calls the ...

20th women's conference looks to make history

Jul 22, 2015

20th women's conference looks to make history

Gender equality in the workforce is not a simple thing to achieve. Japan's 1985 Equal Employment Opportunity Act requires employers to ensure equal treatment of men and women. However, working women in Japan have faced various obstacles that have limited their potential ability. That has driven ...