Frida Kahlo and the secret life of women's objects

Aug 12, 2015

Frida Kahlo and the secret life of women's objects


Miyako Ishiuchi is one of Japan's most formidable photographers — a woman who has been passionately interested in women and their bodies for the whole of her 50-year career. At 68 years old, her fascination with the female physique remains intact, but over the ...

Spirits linger in the trinkets of Hiroshima's dead

Jul 25, 2013

Spirits linger in the trinkets of Hiroshima's dead


They say most people have one or more defining childhood incidents — something that sets the course of their adult life and molds their personality. Filmmaker Linda Hoaglund had one, and it was so striking that to this day she can still remember the ...

May 10, 2012

More than a 'few' foreigners split

The May 6 editorial "'Flyjin' rather few" states that "The survey ...did not determine exactly how many of those 25 percent eventually returned to Tokyo" after the 3/11 disasters. But it should be patently obvious how many did — all of them! The survey was ...

Jun 3, 2011

The Fukushima disaster and Japan Disincorporated


The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster is being used to convince the world that nuclear energy generation is inherently dangerous, especially in earthquake-prone Japan. But the two other nuclear plants facing the Japan quake area — Fukushima No. 2 and Onagawa — came though ...

Jun 1, 2011

Mr. Kan's lofty energy goal

Prime Minister Naoto Kan said last week in France that Japan will generate 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources in the early 2020s. The new goal is 10 years ahead of the government's original 2010 plan. He also mentioned a plan to install ...

/ Mar 18, 2011

Disaster clobbers a helper

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NEW YORK, UNITED NATIONS — The massive earthquake and tsunami that rocked and ravaged large parts of northern Japan have caused near apocalyptic devastation to the land and the environment. The 9.0-magnitude shock, the largest ever recorded in the earthquake-prone country, was brutally magnified ...

Jun 15, 2008

Fed up with commute interruptions

Again, after a lightening strike on the main signal box at Mitaka, all of the Chuo Line came to a halt early last week. A few months ago, a fire at the same Mitaka signal box caused a suspension of Chuo Line operations for more ...