Ryotaro Nakamaru

For Ryotaro Nakamaru's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Housewife-turned-hunter targets wasted boar meat in Japan

National Jan 9, 2019

Housewife-turned-hunter targets wasted boar meat in Japan

It's a familiar scene on the evening news: A wild boar ventures out of the woods looking for food and wreaks havoc on a countryside town, spurring local authorities to arm themselves with nets to catch the rogue animal. Boar populations in the country have ...

Atsushi Yamamoto steps off the field and onto the slopes

Paralympics Mar 9, 2018

Atsushi Yamamoto steps off the field and onto the slopes

He is arguably Japan's best-known disabled athlete, but some may be surprised to see Atsushi Yamamoto at the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics. Famous for Summer Paralympics track and field events, Yamamoto claimed silver in the long jump at the 2008 and 2016 Games and a bronze ...

Anime teaching kids about A-bombs

National Aug 7, 2014

Anime teaching kids about A-bombs

Nearly 70 years after a U.S. atomic bomb laid waste to the city of Hiroshima, the attack continues to hold an important place in the psyche of its residents. Every year, the ceremony commemorating the Aug. 6 bombing and the people who perished is the ...

Tokyo business leaders step into ring for charity

National Jun 4, 2014

Tokyo business leaders step into ring for charity

What would you do for a great cause? Would you go through three months of grueling boxing training while juggling your day job and climb into the ring in front of hundreds of your friends and coworkers? That's what 16 amateur fighters did for "Executive ...