LDP's Shinjiro Koizumi says he would use dual surname system

National / Politics Sep 10, 2019

LDP's Shinjiro Koizumi says he would use dual surname system

Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Shinjiro Koizumi, who made headlines recently by announcing his marriage with television anchor Christel Takigawa, stressed on Monday his eagerness to work for the introduction in the country of a dual surname system for married couples. If there were an established ...

<em>Omotenashi</em> — Japanese hospitality?

Environment | OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK Feb 28, 2015

Omotenashi — Japanese hospitality?

by C.W. Nicol

As the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee's appointed "Cool Tokyo" ambassador, multilingual television journalist Christel Takigawa set media buzzing worldwide with her Sept. 7, 2013, speech to the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires in which she made great play of the word "motenashi" by ...

Options allow Tokyo to be more accessible

Lifestyle Feb 7, 2015

Options allow Tokyo to be more accessible

by Masami Ito

Former anchorwoman Christel Takigawa referenced the country's spirit of selfless hospitality in her presentation to the International Olympic Committee in 2013, a speech that helped persuade the IOC to give Japan the rights to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This hospitality, or omotenashi, ...