Tag - first-person



Shohei Ohtani's announcement not only broke hearts but also broke the internet, with terms related to his marriage dominating the trending terms on social media.
JAPAN / Society / First person
Mar 1, 2024
Ohtani is taken. It’s enough to make you cry.
It’s official, and it's over: Shohei Ohtani has left the future husband market and, in the blink of an eye, leveled a field of fairy-tale dreams.
A damaged sake store in the town of Himi, Toyama Prefecture, following a major earthquake on Monday
JAPAN / First person
Jan 4, 2024
How Japan's violent New Year's quake felt in Toyama
What it feels like to be near a quake that shifts a house left and right, forward and backward.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / First Person
Feb 20, 2022
'Will I ever be cured?': The agonizing long-term effects of COVID-19
A year after first becoming infected with the coronavirus, reporter Sayako Akita is still suffering with symptoms, and hopes to educate others with her story.
Japan Times
JAPAN / First Person
Dec 20, 2021
Quarantining at home after returning to Japan? Omicron means you shouldn’t count on it.
I had settled back into the pandemic lifestyle at home after getting back from the U.K., only to be asked to again head to a quarantine hotel due to an omicron case on my flight.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / First Person
Sep 5, 2021
A behind-the-scenes look at Suga’s shocking decision to quit the LDP race
Even to his inner circle, the prime minister had not disclosed his intent to quit the presidential race until just before the news broke.
Japan Times
JAPAN / First Person
Sep 1, 2021
Evacuated by the SDF, alone: Kyodo's Kabul correspondent on leaving Afghanistan
Having called the country home for 20 years, Hiromi Yasui became the only Japanese national to be evacuated on a Self Defense Forces plane from Afghanistan after the recent Taliban takeover.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / First Person
Aug 27, 2020
Japan's entry policies increase alienation and deepen division
Stopping foreign residents from returning to Japan risks fueling prejudices and shattering trust in the government.
Japan Times
JAPAN / First Person
Mar 5, 2020
Day 4 of Japan's Great Teleworking Experiment: Distractions aplenty but 'co-workers' are cute
Today is my fourth-straight day working from home and, consequently, the fourth day of my living nightmare.
Japan Times
JAPAN / First Person
Oct 17, 2019
Typhoon Hagibis: A night in an evacuation shelter shows just how fragile Tokyo life can be
If you look at a map of Kitasenju in Tokyo's Adachi Ward, you will see that it's almost entirely surrounded by water.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on