Category: People

Real life in Tokyo following Fukushima and the earthquake

Shoppers in Tokyo, March 25, 2011   We’ve been having some troubles here in Japan.  Maybe you’ve heard. I’ve written some articles about the earthquake and the coverage of the tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear reactors. You can read my reports here: March 25, 2011 Op-Ed: Tokyo OK, foreign media’s sensational coverage shameful March 16,

Prime Minister Reveals Funky Fashion Flair

  Japan Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama met with 10 parents and their kids in an informal gathering to discuss the government’s child allowance payments, child care and other child rearing issues. The  80-minute meeting Feb. 14 was held at the Prime Minister’s residence, in a room dubbed the "Pigeon Cafe". The Japanese word "hato" means

Top 10 reasons SMAP’s Tsuyoshi Kusanagi Naked In Park

Singer Tsuyoshi Kusanagi of SMAP arrested drunk and nude in downtown Tokyo park Top 10 reasons SMAP’s Tsuyoshi Kusanagi Naked In Park 10. Hinokicho park looks like onsen. 9. Need cops’ blue plastic tarpaulin to save space for hanami viewing party. 8. Washing machine broken, wash jeans in creek. 7. Celebrate contract for 1,693rd TV

Princess Masako Possibly Waves To Crowd at Japan New Year’s Gathering.

  Japan’s Crown Princess Masako joined other members of the royal family to wave to crowds gathered at the Imperial Palace as Japan Emperor Akihito offered his annual New Year’s greetings on Jan. 2, 2009. Princess Masako has suffered from depression for several years and has rarely appeared in public. In December 2008, it was reported