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Kris Kosaka

Kris Kosaka, a resident of Japan since 1996, contributes regularly to The Japan Times. She is a lecturer at Meiji Gakuin University in the Faculty of International Studies.

For Kris Kosaka's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

A new approach to volunteering in Tohoku

Issues | THE FOREIGN ELEMENT Mar 10, 2019

A new approach to volunteering in Tohoku

When Angela Ortiz describes what it felt like to return to Aomori Prefecture five days after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, she uses words like "horror," "incredulous disbelief" and "intense curiosity." The 36-year-old American lived in Aomori between the ages of ...

Earthquakes: What to do before, during and immediately after

How-tos Mar 10, 2019

Earthquakes: What to do before, during and immediately after

Earthquakes are an ever-present danger in Japan so it is important to be thoroughly prepared in the eventuality that one strikes. Although many areas in Japan publish comprehensive guides in English and other languages — see "Tokyo Bousai" ("Disaster Preparedness Tokyo") published by the ...