Kotaro Takami

For Kotaro Takami's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Planned bridge at scenic site hit

National Dec 5, 2009

Planned bridge at scenic site hit

HIROSHIMA — The head of the International Council on Monuments and Sites is critical of a plan to build a bridge on a picturesque site in the Seto Inland Sea that was a setting for the popular animated cartoon "Gakeno Ueno Ponyo." The plan being ...

National Aug 3, 2006

Children of bomb victims seek recognition

One month after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, canna plants in the city defied all odds and began to bloom. Yukiharu Yamasaki, the child of a hibakusha fighting to have the government recognize that his generation also suffers from the effects ...