/ Nov 18, 2013

Newcomer defeats incumbent in Fukushima mayoral election

An independent newcomer won the Fukushima mayoral election Sunday, defeating the incumbent in a sign of public discontent over the local government's reconstruction efforts from the nuclear crisis at a Fukushima No. 1 power plant. Kaoru Kobayashi, 54, a former head of the Tohoku regional ...

Yoshida's ode to a distant Okinawan island

May 3, 2013

Yoshida's ode to a distant Okinawan island


Many directors hit everything from the books to the streets in preparation for their next film, but for his second feature, “Tabidachi no Shima Uta — Jugo no Haru (Leaving on the 15th Spring),” Yasuhiro Yoshida went far further than most.