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Haas team principal Ayao Komatsu during a practice session ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix. Komatsu is the first Japanese to hold the top position at a non-Japanese F1 team.
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Apr 7, 2024
Tokyo native Ayao Komatsu brings ‘calm’ and ‘focus’ to improving Haas F1 team
The impact is apparent three months into leadership change that made Komatsu team principal.
Haas' Ayao Komatsu is the first Japanese to be named team principal of a non-Japanese Formula One team.
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Mar 1, 2024
Ayao Komatsu and a road less traveled to the top of a Formula One team
As the new boss at Haas, Komatsu is the first Japanese team principal for a non-Japanese F1 team.
Haas' Kevin Magnussen competes during the Las Vegas Grand Prix in November.
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Feb 3, 2024
Haas and new boss Komatsu expecting to start 2024 season at the back
Haas, with Germany's Nico Hulkenberg and Denmark's Kevin Magnussen, finished last in 2023 with only 12 points from 22 races.
Ayao Komatsu speaks during an event ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Mie Prefecture on Sept. 21.
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Jan 11, 2024
Tokyo native Komatsu takes over as Haas F1 boss after Steiner's departure
"In appointing Ayao Komatsu as Team Principal we fundamentally have engineering at the heart of our management," the team owner said.
Japan Times
Jul 21, 2022
‘Cat and Salt, or Sugar’: Absurd family drama offers a glimpse into the NEET life
Takashi Komatsu's somewhat autobiographical drama about an idle young man who lives at home with his dysfunctional family provides some insight into unconventional lifestyles.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Longform
Jul 4, 2022
Climb every mountain: Japan’s female mountaineers scale new heights
As hikers prepare to ascend on Mount Fuji for the 2022 season, it's worth celebrating the achievements of the nation's female climbers both above and below the clouds
Japan Times
Mar 3, 2022
‘The Last 10 Years’: Keep a hanky handy for this weepy romance
Michihito Fujii's splashy terminal illness drama can't help succumbing to the usual genre tropes.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 23, 2021
Foreign minister-linked election case referred to prosecutors
Yamaguchi Deputy Gov. Kazuhiko Komatsu was referred to prosecutors on suspicion of illegally recruiting supporters for Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi over the October general election.
Japan Times
Nov 11, 2021
‘Parasite in Love’: Pulpy drama has young love on the brain
Kensaku Kakimoto's moody romance has an interesting premise about the relationship between love and mental illness, but it doesn't quite settle on the right tone.
Japan Times
Sep 3, 2021
‘Moonlight Shadow’: Dream-like mood piece depicts grief with aching clarity
Nana Komatsu's performance as a woman mourning a lost love anchors Edmund Yeo's seductive adaptation of a Banana Yoshimoto short story.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Jul 28, 2021
Mate-mono: Changing the fabric of Japan’s textile industry
With mate-mono, Komatsu Matere is taking the inevitable quantities of leftover and cut-off fabric that come from manufacturing and creating stylish sustainability.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2021
Japan eyes deploying F-35A stealth jets to Komatsu base by 2025
The move comes as a bid to boost the country's defense capabilities against airspace incursions by China and Russia.
Japan Times
May 17, 2021
3x3 basketball gets ready for close-up at Tokyo Games
A lot of people are going to be introduced to a different style of basketball when the 3x3 competition begins at the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
Nov 11, 2020
‘Sakura’: A family held together by dogged devotion
Hitoshi Yazaki turns Kana Nishino's novel about a family overcoming tragedy with the help of their dog into an amiable but wildly uneven drama.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jan 7, 2020
First female on century-old Komatsu's board calls on women in Japan to lean in
Kuniko Urano is the first, yes, the very first woman board member of Komatsu Ltd., a 98-year-old company that is the world's No. 2 construction and mining equipment maker.
Japan Times
Oct 30, 2019
'Family of Strangers': An admirable ode to the institutionalized
Hideyuki Hirayama's latest feature, filmed in a real psychiatric hospital in Nagano Prefecture, tells the story of three residents of an institution who form an unlikely bond
Japan Times
May 31, 2019
Artist Miwa Komatsu wows Cleveland audience with live painting performance at Shinto exhibition
Wearing a pure white hakama (wide-legged pants worn over a kimono), a young Japanese woman appears on stage in the glass-covered atrium of the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) in Cleveland, Ohio.
Japan Times
May 24, 2019
Artistic diversity thrives in the heart of Venice
Coinciding with the 58th Venice Biennale in Italy, the Karuizawa New Art Museum (KaNAM) Venice branch is holding an exhibition in a corner of the city’s Piazza San Marco through Nov. 24.
Japan Times
May 22, 2019
'Farewell Song': Guitars without rock 'n' roll excess
Of all the many breeds of musician out there, few are as stubbornly uncinematic as acoustic singer-songwriters. Forget flamboyance, creative excess, clashing egos and all the other qualities that tend to attract filmmakers to the music industry in the first place. The average singer-songwriter gig is closer to a poetry reading than a rock show and is equally hard to dramatize.
Japan Times
May 7, 2019
Miwa Komatsu: An artist's vision of Shinto and its divine beings
'When I was in elementary school, I was taking a nap under a tree in my garden. Then I had a dream, that would later come true, of having an exhibition as a painter and being an artist. That felt very real, and I realized this was foreshadowing my future. I felt that if I continued on the same path, I'd become an artist like in my dream."


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?