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For Keiji Urakami's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

National May 26, 2001

Immersion class in Japanese proves popular in U.S. schools

"Does anyone know the color of a dandelion?" teacher Mamiya Sahara Worland asked her first-grade class at Great Falls Elementary School in northern Virginia. "Is it a triangle?" student Makenzie Parent asked. "No, it's not." Student Mike Anderson then said, "I think it's yellow." The exchange -- all ...

National Apr 4, 2001

13 Japanese youths set out on trans-America walk

In 1963, five male students from Waseda University walked about 6,000 km from San Francisco to New York in 241 days, making them the first Japanese to cross the North American continent on foot. The students stayed at the homes of American families or camped ...

National Aug 12, 2000

Young journalists cover Republican National Convention

PHILADELPHIA -- Mika Maeda, a 16-year-old high school student from Kanagawa Prefecture, made her journalistic debut last week here at the Republican National Convention. After arriving in this former U.S. capital late last month, Maeda busied herself interviewing such dignitaries as former White House Press ...