Scribe a star to Myanmar refugees

National May 28, 2009

Scribe a star to Myanmar refugees

Freelance journalist Hisao Tanabe is so highly regarded by Myanmar refugees in Japan they call him "Shwe Ba," after an actor in Burma in the 1950s and '60s who starred in numerous movies about people fighting those in power on behalf of the oppressed. When ...

Japanese-Brazilian hot-rod boss now mentor to children

National Feb 5, 2009

Japanese-Brazilian hot-rod boss now mentor to children

Japanese-Brazilian Anderson Hyuma Gushi remembers his troubled youth, when he was bullied by classmates at an elementary school as a "foreigner with a Japanese face." He eventually dropped out of his evening high school classes and became the leader of a group of hot-rodders, encountering ...

Net-savvy parents shield children from harmful sites

National Sep 26, 2008

Net-savvy parents shield children from harmful sites

A movement is spreading across Japan to train parents to be more Internet-savvy when it comes to protecting their children from harmful sites, after the enactment of a new law this summer. The Diet passed a bill in June aimed at controlling Web sites considered ...

Japanese-Brazilian starts publication with Brazilian appeal

National Apr 24, 2008

Japanese-Brazilian starts publication with Brazilian appeal

A Japanese-Brazilian has started publishing a free bimonthly magazine in the 100th year since Japanese started emigrating to Brazil. Mario Makuda, who runs an advertising agency in Oizumi, Gunma Prefecture, is producing Revista Mais Brasil (Magazine More Brazil) in the hope that Japanese will become ...