Beppu bamboo art on display in LA

National Oct 1, 2014

Beppu bamboo art on display in LA

Artists from Beppu, Oita Prefecture, which is famous for bamboo products, are exhibiting works made of bamboo for sale at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles. The purpose of the event is to promote Beppu's traditional bamboo crafts as artworks overseas. ...

Ex-mayor lends a hand in Argentina

National Nov 12, 2013

Ex-mayor lends a hand in Argentina

by Motonobu Endo

Akitada Oishi, a former mayor of Hita, Oita Prefecture, is now an aid volunteer, lending his acumen as a successful municipal chief to the northern Argentine province of Salta. Oishi, 71, is assisting the administration of the province near Argentina's borders with Bolivia and Chile ...