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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:

EU Film Days offers new insights into Europe

| May 12, 2015

EU Film Days offers new insights into Europe

What is Europe? It is not easy to give a single description for Europe with its wide and deep diversity, but a film may capture one aspect of such diversity, serving as a mirror that reflects people's hopes and fears. As part of the annual EU-Japan ...

Understanding importance of standardization

| Nov 4, 2014

Understanding importance of standardization

The increasing globalization of the world economy and the development of frontier technologies are adding further weight to international standardization. Founded in 1906, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has published consensus-based international standards and has managed conformity assessment systems, on which millions of devices, which ...

Helping SMEs to standardization

| Nov 4, 2014

Helping SMEs to standardization

Economic globalization is not just a matter of concern for large companies, but also for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which account for more than 99 percent of companies in Japan, thus forming the basis of the nation's economy. In dealing with globalization by exploring ...

Mayor of Kyoto has big plans for tourism

Sep 12, 2014

Mayor of Kyoto has big plans for tourism

For Kyoto to continue growing as a tourism-oriented city, it must take steps that combine landscape planning with services, the mayor says. Fortunately, many aspects of Japanese culture that originated in Kyoto have gained international recognition in the past 20 years, even as the economy ...

Connecting two cities beyond interpretation

| Aug 31, 2014

Connecting two cities beyond interpretation

Interpreters and translators facilitate communication and understanding between people who speak different languages, which sometimes is instrumental in bridging two distant cities. Tomoko Kitamura-Nielsen, a journalist, coordinator and adviser based in Lolland, Denmark, was happy to hear the news in July about the opening of ...