Yung-hsiang Kao

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

As HMI expands, sights set on drawing Indian visitors

| Apr 15, 2018

As HMI expands, sights set on drawing Indian visitors

Name: Ryuko Hira Title: Representative Director of Hotel Management International Co. (since June 2010) URL: www.hmi-hotel.co.jp DOB: May 30, 1948 Hometown: Jaipur, India Years in Japan: 52 When 24 million people visited Japan in 2016, it marked the first time the number surpassed 20 million, a figure that the government ...

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 ...