Keisuke Sunami

For Keisuke Sunami's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Korean 'war criminal' seeks redress from Japan

/ Apr 22, 2015

Korean 'war criminal' seeks redress from Japan

Seventy years after the end of World War II, a 90-year-old South Korean who was convicted of war crimes continues to seek justice and compensation from the Japanese government. As a young boy, Lee Hak-rae helped with his family's farming work on the Korean Peninsula ...

'Phantom' protects marine resources

Apr 14, 2014

'Phantom' protects marine resources

The patrol vessel Hakuo Maru is being dubbed the "phantom" or "death" ship by Chinese and South Korean fishermen for its tendency to suddenly appear when they are violating Japan's territorial waters. The Fisheries Agency vessel patrols from the coast of Kyushu to Japan's border ...

South Korean's 20-year search for dad leads to Kyushu mine

Jul 29, 2013

South Korean's 20-year search for dad leads to Kyushu mine

A South Korean man's 20-year mission to trace the steps of his long-lost father recently brought him to the site of an old coal mine in Fukuoka Prefecture. Choi Rak-hun, 73, from Uijeongbu, north of Seoul, came to Japan in the hope of finally discovering ...

Kitakyushu grade schools still teaching Korean culture

Jun 6, 2013

Kitakyushu grade schools still teaching Korean culture

Teacher Pak Kang Su's Korean culture classes are popular among students at Wakamatsu Chuo Elementary School in Kitakyushu. "I want kids to make judgments using their sensitivity, even if Japan's relations with South Korea and North Korea deteriorate," Pak, 49, said. He is one of three ...