Keijiro Ohata

For Keijiro Ohata's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Supporters share 'ekiden' drama with athletes

More Sports / Track & Field Dec 31, 2015

Supporters share 'ekiden' drama with athletes

As Daichi Kamino crossed the finish line at the end of the first day of last year's Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden (relay marathon) championship, he ran straight into the arms of his ecstatic teammates. Kamino ensured Aoyama Gakuin University had a day to remember, seizing the ...

Chopin competition winner focuses on art

Music Nov 20, 2015

Chopin competition winner focuses on art

These days the road to fame often starts with a viral video on YouTube, but Korean pianist Seong-jin Cho took the classic route — he won a music competition. The 21-year-old winner of the international Frederic Chopin piano competition, told the press at the Polish ...

No shortage of things to do in Osaka on Halloween

Lifestyle Oct 29, 2015

No shortage of things to do in Osaka on Halloween

The Internet ate up pictures of the crazy costumes in Shibuya last year, but Tokyoites aren't the only ones enjoying Halloween in Japan. While the tentacles of terror haven't completely made their way into the countryside, Osakans have definitely welcomed the holiday and you can ...