National Dec 16, 2016

Japan's oldest man, Masamitsu Yoshida, dies at 112

The oldest man in the nation, Masamitsu Yoshida, has died at the ripe old age of 112, the welfare ministry announced. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry was informed of the Ota Ward resident's death on Oct. 29 by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Wednesday, ...

Pioneer photojournalist blazed trails for women

National May 8, 2014

Pioneer photojournalist blazed trails for women

by Hiroko Nakata

In a career stretching back to 1940, Tsuneko Sasamoto, considered the nation's first female photojournalist, bore witness to Japan's dramatic shift from a totalitarian regime to an economic superpower. Her subjects have ranged from impoverished citizens scratching out a living in the lean postwar years, ...