Takuya Karube

For Takuya Karube's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Asian Games combed for tips ahead of 2020 Games

National Sep 3, 2018

Asian Games combed for tips ahead of 2020 Games

Japanese officials have been busy over the past two weeks observing operations in and around the Asian Games venues in Indonesia to learn things that could help Tokyo put on a successful Olympics and Paralympics in 2020. The priorities they focused on during the 16-day ...

Japanese movies may set ties with China in motion in 2017

Film Dec 24, 2016

Japanese movies may set ties with China in motion in 2017

Japanese movies have the potential to give fresh impetus to efforts by Tokyo and Beijing to warm political relations in 2017, as evidenced by the recent smash-hit animation "Your Name." in China. Yoji Yamada, a prominent Japanese film director whose latest comedy's remake is to ...

North Korea says fresh probe into Japan abductees almost done

National Sep 10, 2015

North Korea says fresh probe into Japan abductees almost done

North Korea has nearly completed a fresh investigation it promised Japan last year into the fates of Japanese citizens allegedly abducted by the country decades ago, according to a senior North Korean diplomat. "What is obvious is that (North Korea) has conducted the investigation in ...

Chinese skip military parade, head to Japan

National Sep 4, 2015

Chinese skip military parade, head to Japan

China staged a massive military parade Thursday celebrating with fanfare the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II, but not all Chinese were glued to the spectacle: Many had fled, for Japan. Japan was one of the most popular overseas destinations for Chinese ...