Satoshi Iizuka

For Satoshi Iizuka's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japan city taps ninja legend to woo overseas tourists

National Apr 7, 2017

Japan city taps ninja legend to woo overseas tourists

Ninja, Japan's feudal mercenaries, are mainly known abroad as the stuff of legend and intrigue, while modern-day incarnations in Asia have gained widespread popular appeal through mediums such as anime and manga, or games and movies. But tourists traveling to Japan who wish to familiarize ...

New Swiss projects get Japanese architectural touch

National Sep 28, 2016

New Swiss projects get Japanese architectural touch

In contrast to the familiar images of cows grazing in the picturesque Alps, Switzerland is a country also known for its technological innovations, in particular in civil engineering. The nation in the heart of Europe has recently finished work on the Gotthard Base Tunnel, a ...