Ryohei Miyashiro

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Students connect with Hansen's poet

National Oct 19, 2007

Students connect with Hansen's poet

A radio documentary produced by a high school broadcasting club prompted the Imperial Household Agency more than a decade ago to change the long-standing rules for its annual New Year's poetry reading event. The documentary featured an 83-year-old former Hansen's disease patient, poet Akio Tanigawa, ...

Okayama plugs specialty, which is wholly mackerel

National Feb 24, 2006

Okayama plugs specialty, which is wholly mackerel

OKAYAMA (Kyodo) Okayama Prefecture is using a Spanish mackerel promotional campaign to bring its region more recognition. "Once you eat it, you'll be in heaven," said Keiji Akagi, chairman of the tourism committee of the Okayama Chamber of Industry and Commerce, as he cheerfully made ...