Ryusuke Morihara

For Ryusuke Morihara's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japan Inc. tiptoes onto LGBT bandwagon

National / Social Issues Jul 28, 2016

Japan Inc. tiptoes onto LGBT bandwagon

Businesses are increasingly showing support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as Japan comes to acknowledge LGBT needs and concerns. Companies are sponsoring parades, gatherings and other events that aim to draw attention to LGBT people and the issues they face. Japan Airlines Co. and ...

Publishers cash in on anti-China, anti-S. Korea sentiment

National Jul 8, 2014

Publishers cash in on anti-China, anti-S. Korea sentiment

Books and magazines slamming South Korea are flying from the shelves of bookstores, and while some involved are happy with soaring sales, others in the industry worry about the trend. One publication that cashed in was Takarajima, a monthly magazine, which ran a feature story ...

National Aug 21, 2007

It's not curtains yet for independent cinemas

Masamitsu Mizuno, manager of the independent movie house Shintomi-Za, thanks members of the audience for coming as he holds the curtain at the exit. The little cinema, which does not belong to a major film distributor or production company, has fended for itself in Ise ...

Himeji Castle replica took builder 19 years

National Jun 27, 2007

Himeji Castle replica took builder 19 years

Hiroyasu Imura spent 19 years pursuing his boyhood dream of faithfully producing a replica of Himeji Castle in Hyogo Prefecture. The 69-year-old former insurance examiner completed his model of Himeji Castle at a scale of 1:23 in the garden of his home in Ise, Mie ...