Megumi Lim

For Megumi Lim's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Bullying in schools keeps youth suicide rate high

/ Apr 28, 2017

Bullying in schools keeps youth suicide rate high

Schoolyard bullying has long bedeviled Japan where some students have taken their own lives after being harassed in person or online through emails, text messages and blogs. Bullying and suicide first entered the nation's national discourse in 1986, when a 13-year-old boy hanged himself in ...

In space-tight Japan, how to live like a minimalist

Jun 21, 2016

In space-tight Japan, how to live like a minimalist

Fumio Sasaki's one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meager scattering of various other items. Money isn't the issue. The 36-year-old editor has made a ...

Ochikeron

| Apr 3, 2015

Ochikeron

Ochikeron, a Tokyo-based YouTuber, has transformed her kitchen into a studio as she uploads Japanese cooking videos introducing easy and quick-to-prepare recipes for viewers. She began her YouTube channel, which now has close to 600,000 subscribers, right after the Great East Japan Earthquake — a ...