Thomasina Larkin

For Thomasina Larkin's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

What will Prime Minister Abe be remembered for?

| Sep 18, 2007

What will Prime Minister Abe be remembered for?

Ian Fraser Teacher, 43 (Australian)Trying to change the Constitution — especially the nonmilitary side. I think Japan needs to remember its recent history and avoid getting in that nasty situation again. Hitomi Nomura Housewife, 31I'm from the same town as Abe and when I went home, I ...

What should people volunteer their time for?

| Sep 11, 2007

What should people volunteer their time for?

Chelsea McDonald Teacher, 20 (Canadian)One of the most important things is poverty in third world countries. While other people are starving and don't have clothes, we waste what we've been given. Bill White Editor, 48 (American)People should have to spend one day with a family of another ...

Tokyo goes techno

/ Aug 31, 2007

Tokyo goes techno

Simply put, Wire is the most awesome techno event in Japan. Twelve hours are filled with sets by 13 DJs, 11 live performances and a constantly metamorphosing video show at Yokohama Arena, making Wire something of a Mecca for the nation's techno-lovers — about ...

A cooling swim good enough to (almost) die for

Aug 17, 2007

A cooling swim good enough to (almost) die for

It's hot. Sweltering hot. And humid. And it's not going to cool down any time soon. So with weeks of sweating buckets looming ahead, I set out on a mission to find cool and refreshing places to swim around Tokyo that don't include sitting ...