Hiroko Ami

For Hiroko Ami's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

National Feb 2, 2002

Despite being born in Japan, 7-year-old is deemed stateless

Ken was born in Japan to Thai parents. But Japan, where the nationality law is based on lineage rather than birthplace, considers him stateless. He is one of an unknown number of children whose parents do not register them with their home countries or with ...

Music Mar 7, 2000

A great song by any other name . . .

LOS ANGELES (Kyodo) If one had to come up with an internationally popular Japanese song, "Sukiyaki (Ue-o Muite Aruko)" would certainly come to mind. It was the first Japanese song to get a Gold Record in the U.S., in 1963, with 1.3 million records ...