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For Daiki Yamamoto's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Morioka embraces new young talent to keep geisha tradition alive

Aug 12, 2016

Morioka embraces new young talent to keep geisha tradition alive

Morioka, the capital of Iwate Prefecture, is striving to preserve and revitalize the time-honored tradition of geisha entertainers for which the city was once famous. From the late 19th century through much of the 20th century, Morioka was a hub for outstanding geigi — synonymous ...

Mar 6, 2010

Sea serpents' arrival puzzling, or portentous?

TOYAMA — A rarely seen deep-sea fish regarded as something of a mystery has been giving marine experts food for thought recently after showing up in large numbers along the Sea of Japan coast. The "ryugu no tsukai" (slender oarfish) — or "Messenger from the ...