Masako Tsubuku

For Masako Tsubuku's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Condo management is in need of repairs

| Feb 11, 2018

Condo management is in need of repairs

On Dec. 18, the Supreme Court's petit bench ruled against a man from Fukuoka Prefecture who was suing the management association (kanri kumiai) of his condominium for firing him as its president of the board (rijicho) because the regulations of the association contained no ...

Lessons about Japan's school catchment areas

| Dec 31, 2017

Lessons about Japan's school catchment areas

A neighbor recently asked us to sign a petition requesting that the local education committee keep a certain elementary school open. Due to falling enrollment, students who attended the school would be transferred to a different one in the near future. Since the ...