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For Shiro Yoneyama's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Americans rediscover Japan's version of Susan B. Anthony

National Apr 7, 2005

Americans rediscover Japan's version of Susan B. Anthony

For high school teacher Rene Mills, her only exposure to Japan until recently was her grandfather's recollections of his trips to the Far East as a seaman with the American shipping giant Lykes Lines in the 1920s and 1930s. Mills, a humanities and English teacher ...

N.Y.'s Nippon Club turns 100

National Apr 2, 2005

N.Y.'s Nippon Club turns 100

Yoshiko Takahashi is a 69-year-old volunteer who greets visitors from as far away as Kansas to an exhibition on the history of Jokichi Takamine (1854-1922), a renowned chemist and industrialist who founded the Nippon Club in New York 100 years ago. "I have no problem ...

National Jul 27, 2000

Masayoshi Tsuji: engineer of genocide or peace?

Masayoshi Tsuji, 85, keeps empty one of the second-floor rooms in his house here in case his elder brother, Masanobu, suddenly shows up after an absence of 39 years. Prominently displayed in the room is a large hanging scroll of the Chinese character "kotobuki" (celebration), ...

National Jul 26, 2000

Disappearance of Masanobu Tsuji remains a mystery

Kyodo News -- An entrance ceremony for the University of Tokyo was only eight days away in April 1961 when Takeshi Tsuji, excited about starting life as a student at the nation's most prestigious school, saw his lawmaker father off on a Southeast Asian ...

National Jun 6, 2000

Sansei documentarian brings internees' stories to Japan

Kasumi Yamashita is a nisei studying at Hitotsubashi University in suburban Tokyo on a yearlong research grant. The 30-year-old Harvard University graduate said she aspires to teach anthropology at a university in the U.S. or Japan after completing her research on Japanese-Brazilians during World War ...