Yamada Toshihiro
  • Yamada Toshihiro 
  • By this author: 3 Latest posted: 2016.03.14
Journalist and Author. Former Fulbright fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously worked for Kodansha, Reuters and Newsweek Japan specializing in international affairs and social issues. His translations include The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime and The Insider's Guide to Match-Fixing in Football (both by Declan Hill). His own works include Monstā: anyaku suru tsugi no Arukaida (Monster: The Secret Activities of the “Next Al-Qaeda”) and Hariuddo kenshi fairu: Tōmasu Noguchi no yuigon (Hollywood Inquest Files: The Final Testament of Thomas Noguchi).
The Five-Year Struggle of a Fukushima Dairy-Farming Couple2016.03.14

On December 3, 2015, Sanpei Toshinori (60) and his wife Keiko (57), dairy farmers living in Motomiya, Fukushima Prefecture, watched as the 49 cows in their barn were sold off. About 50 other dairy farmers had come for the sale, which started shortly after 10 a.m. A group of experts including farming cooperative representatives and a veterinarian had set prices for the cows in advance. Referring to…

Eneos and the Big Leagues: Why is Nippon Oil Sponsoring the Boston Red Sox?2015.11.17

As the growth rates in China and other developing economies begin to show signs of slowing down, Japanese firms are now looking to gain a foothold in the mature US market. This is illustrated by JX Nippon Oil & Energy, Japan’s largest petroleum company, which has undertaken a new strategy to introduce its Eneos brand to North America.

Thomas Noguchi, Legendary Hollywood Coroner2014.08.04

Thomas Noguchi in 2013. As chief medical examiner for Los Angeles County from 1967 to 1982, Thomas Noguchi performed autopsies on so many celebrities that he became known as the “coroner to the stars.” Noguchi was the first Japanese-American to occupy such a high-profile position, but he first entered the public eye in 1962, while still deputy coroner. That was when he conducted the postmortem e…

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