Yung-hsiang Kao

For Yung-hsiang Kao's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Various work styles must be embraced for success

| Feb 11, 2018

Various work styles must be embraced for success

Name: Peter Strydom Title: President of Amway Japan G.K. (since September 2015) URL: www.amway.co.jp DOB: Feb. 14, 1967 Hometown: Cape Town Years in Japan: 2.5 For many industries, it has become increasingly apparent that the way up is through Asia. This is especially true for Amway Corp., the global direct ...

Ambassador eager to brand and boost country

| Jan 7, 2018

Ambassador eager to brand and boost country

Name: Freddy Svane Title: Ambassador of Denmark (since October 2015) URL: japan.um.dk DoB: July 31, 1957 Hometown: Errindlev, Denmark Years in Japan: 6 "The readiness is all," utters the Danish title character in the last act of Shakespeare's "Hamlet." Danish Ambassador Freddy Svane agrees with Hamlet. Svane's motto: "Freddy is ready." "When ...

Tokyo International Art Fair to kick off in Shibuya's Hikarie

May 24, 2017

Tokyo International Art Fair to kick off in Shibuya's Hikarie

While many people in Japan undoubtedly know someone who owns a brand name handbag, few may know anyone who owns a work of art. If Tokyo-based artist Satoshi Maruhashi has his way, that will soon change. "In Japan, houses are small, but some people might ...

/ Nov 11, 2012

Invaluable reference work on damage from March 11 disasters

PRELIMINARY RECONNAISSANCE REPORT OF THE 2011 TOHOKU-CHIHO TAIHEIYO-OKI EARTHQUAKE, edited by the Architectural Institute of Japan. Springer, 2012, 460 pp., $179 (hardcover) The March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake was notable for the widespread damage caused by seismic activity, the tsunami devastation and the ...

Met's mayhem hits the screen

/ Feb 10, 2012

Met's mayhem hits the screen

What do you get when the four young lovers from William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" become stranded on Prospero's island from the Bard's "The Tempest"? A lot of fun, mayhem and magic in The Metropolitan Opera's original creation "The Enchanted Island," which had ...

Lord of the 'Ring'

Sep 3, 2010

Lord of the 'Ring'

On Sept. 25, 2006, hundreds gathered in New York's Times Square to watch the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Giacomo Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" on a jumbo screen. The Met, one of the world's most famous opera companies, was showing its opening night gala live ...

Guitarist Watanabe reworks classic for Tokyo Jazz Festival

Aug 27, 2010

Guitarist Watanabe reworks classic for Tokyo Jazz Festival

Some artists never want to experience their work once it's made. U.S. film director Woody Allen famously never watches his own films; perhaps it's because he does not dwell on the past that he has been able to make a new feature nearly every ...