Minakata: Japan's pioneer of ecology

Art Jan 28, 2018

Minakata: Japan's pioneer of ecology

by Sachiko Tamashige

In an old black-and-white photograph on show at the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Minakata Kumagusu — with a shaved head and dressed only in a waistcloth — stands by a huge tree, arms crossed in seeming defiance. He could easily be ...

Commentary / Japan Sep 16, 2014

The ghost of Emperor Hirohito

by Eri Hotta

The recently completed 61-volume record of the life of Emperor Hirohito shows him hopelessly ambivalent about how to end Word War II as he sought "another brilliant military gain" for Japan so that it would have diplomatic clout in negotiating a settlement.

National Jan 10, 2014

Extensive record on Emperor Hirohito coming

The Imperial Household Agency is scheduled to finish compiling an official record of the life of Emperor Hirohito in late March for submission to Emperor Akihito as soon as the following month, an official said. The agency intends to release the entire record of the ...