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Eiga Sai to screen film on 2011 quake-tsunami


It doesn’t seem like anything remotely close to a reunion would transpire as bodies of the dead pile up in “Reunion” (“Itai Asu e no Tokakan”), last year’s Japanese film release which tackles events based on the aftermath of the Great East Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011. It is one of the 16 contemporary films in this year’s Eiga Sai, with theme focusing on family.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ghost writer


In 2005, three months after the deadly tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in 14 countries, I was sent to Thailand to cover its relief and recovery efforts.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Travel | Read More »

‘I found myself falling in love with the culture of the Land of the Rising Sun’


After the earthquake and tsunami hit the eastern coast of Japan in March 2011, the country didn’t just want to reconstruct; it wanted to improve.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

Telling stories to help Japan heal


“The Japanese government has been heavily criticized for the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. But has anyone ever thought of telling the story of the positive contribution of technology to the disaster?” said filmmaker Hiroshi Nakazawa.

Posted: March 4th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Young pianist Kao Sugata gives a recital for a cause


LAST MARCH’S devastating earthquake and tsunami shocked the world. Among those affected were Filipinos who lived within the hazard zone of the nuclear power plants which suffered meltdown. They had to be repatriated home. At the time, young Japanese pianist Kao Sugata, consulting her mentor Cecile Basilio-Roxas, planned to give a recital this June to […]

Posted: May 30th, 2011 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »