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For Mai Yoshikawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Miyavi is on a mission to change Japan's tune on refugees

Culture Jul 23, 2019

Miyavi is on a mission to change Japan's tune on refugees

In his lesser-known role as a refugee advocate, Miyavi, aka the samurai guitarist, asks that people look beyond the headline numbers before declaring Japan unwelcoming to asylum-seekers. Despite Japan taking in only 42 refugees in 2018 — accepting less than 1 percent of applicants — ...

Nail technician gets the upper hand

Lifestyle Jan 20, 2019

Nail technician gets the upper hand

Nail technician Naoko Takano, who has spent half of her life tending to the nails of customers, including a roster of celebrity clients, talks about the nail art boom in Japan.