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Japan Times
Dec 12, 2022
'War' selected as kanji of the year amid international conflicts
The kanji for 'sen,' meaning war, battle or match, was picked as the single most representative Chinese character corresponding to the social mood in Japan this year.
Japan Times
Dec 12, 2018
Kanji of the year, meaning 'disaster,' symbolizes 2018 amid natural and human calamities
The kanji sai (災, disaster) was picked as the Chinese character best describing this year's social mood in Japan, amid a string of natural and man-made calamities, a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization announced Wednesday.
Japan Times
Apr 21, 2018
Naoyuki Kawahara: Helping Sudan heal with medicine and more
Naoyuki Kawahara quit his job as a medical attache for the Embassy of Japan in Sudan to set up a non-profit organization, Rociantes, and provide much-needed medical care in Sudan.
Japan Times
Dec 18, 2017
Kanji meaning north picked to symbolize 2017
Where was the 'Kanji of the Year' announced?
Japan Times
Dec 12, 2017
Kita, meaning north, named 2017 kanji of the year amid growing North Korea threat
The kanji kita (北, north) has been selected as the character best capturing the national mood this year in Japan amid the heightened nuclear and missile threat posed by North Korea, a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Dec 12, 2016
Kanji meaning gold or money picked as best symbolizing 2016
The kanji for kin, meaning gold or money, has been picked as the character best symbolizing this year's social mood in Japan, a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization said Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 11, 2015
Seven face charges over Kyoto 'up-skirt' shots taken at Kiyomizu Temple
The Kyoto Prefectural Police are taking action against at least seven men who allegedly photographed up the skirts of children, teenagers and women visiting Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto this fall.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 30, 2015
New 'Star Wars' characters rendered in style of Japanese Rimpa art school
A painting on traditional screens featuring "Star Wars" characters was unveiled Monday at Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto to mark the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Rimpa school of Japanese art, as well as to celebrate the Dec. 18 release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
Japan Times
Dec 18, 2013
Conductor proud of first opera at Kiyomizu
Hirofumi Yoshida, 45, said he could feel Italian opera blending with Japanese spirituality when he conducted two new short works at Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto in October.
Reader Mail
May 18, 2008
Consider election consequences
Last month I read about (U.S. Democratic presidential candidate) Hillary Clinton's win in the Pennsylvania primary. Every Japanese newspaper put Clinton's exciting big face in their articles. She looked so happy, pointing her finger at supporters. Looking at these photos, I thought that Americans seem...
Reader Mail
May 11, 2008
The Japanese view of ending life
Regarding David Quintero's May 4 letter, "High Japanese suicide rate mystifies," and the question he poses (Why do so many Japanese people kill themselves?): I don't have a definitive answer, but I have come up with a few theories:


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan