Toho captures final high school championship of Heisei Era

Baseball Apr 3, 2019

Toho captures final high school championship of Heisei Era

Toho, the Aichi Prefecture school that won the National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament held in the first year of the Heisei Era 30 years ago, won the spring final on Wednesday in the last tournament of the current era. Toho beat Narashino, of Chiba ...

Godzilla

Film / Reviews Jul 23, 2014

Godzilla

by Giovanni Fazio

The old Godzilla movies made by Japan's Toho studio between 1954 and 2004 were B-grade monster movies. They were cheesy and primitive, for the most part, but displayed the charm of inventive filmmakers who were trying to transcend the limitations of budget and technology ...

Godzilla: the monster with multiple personalities

Film May 22, 2014

Godzilla: the monster with multiple personalities

by Mark Schilling

"Godzilla" was the first Japanese movie I saw. It was also the first for many other American baby boomers, though we did not view Ishiro Honda's 1954 original, but a version that had been heavily edited and dubbed for the U.S. market, with additional ...

Protecting nature to protect ourselves

Environment | OUR PLANET EARTH Dec 21, 2013

Protecting nature to protect ourselves

by Stephen Hesse

This month's column takes an intrepid look at efforts to expand protected areas in Japan and worldwide, areas that are essential to conserve biological diversity and mitigate natural disasters. "Intrepid" because ecosystems are the backbone of food and water security, and with national security now ...