Saved From the 2011 Japan Earthquake, Chinese Businesswoman Returns to Help

       Seven years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake. In Miyagi prefecture’s Onagawa-cho, 160 Chinese citizens were affected by the disaster. Fortunately, with help from Japanese staff at their workplace, none of them lost their lives in the tsunami. Following up on their story, I visited one woman who returned to China […]

Ichiro Suzuki: ‘The Sultan of Slap’ Returns to Seattle

It’s official!   After considerable speculation, it’s confirmed that Ichiro Suzuki, 44, will be returning to the Seattle Mariners on a one-year deal. The prolific hitting legend spent 11 major league seasons in the Pacific Northwest—from 2001 to 2012—before he was traded to the New York Yankees, and later the Miami Marlins.   During his […]

Japanese Technology Can Potentially Stop Mercury Contamination in Ghana Gold Mines

A small-scale Gold mine in southwestern Ghana. The picture taken by assistant professor Hirokazu Ozaki of the Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology.   Japanese non-profit organizations and researchers have launched an initiative to aid the African nation of Ghana as mercury contamination from gold mines there becomes increasingly serious.   The idea is to stop pollution and […]