- Socially conscious youngsters helping Tohoku survivors with after-school tuition
- Okuno also visited Gaishi Itakura, 16, a high school student who lost his mother in the Tohoku disaster. Itakura received vouchers from CFC. Itakura attended an event in the United States commemorating the disaster and has since become interested in ...
- Kickoff Manga Creator Taku Chiba Passes Away
- The Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Friday that Kickoff manga creator Taku Chiba (real name Yoshikazu Itakura) passed away on February 27 due to renal pelvic cancer. He was 56. Chiba's Kickoff school romantic comedy manga ran in Shueisha 's Weekly ...
- Shitamachi spirit lives in Tora-san's old town
- It is the wetland area where the Tonegawa and Watarasegawa rivers meet, in Itakura, Gunma Prefecture. An official at the Cultural Affairs Agency says, “We hope Katsushika Ward's efforts will inspire other areas in the Kanto region to prepare their own ...
- Once upon a war
- Itakura Katumi and his gracious wife operated the neighborhood magnet, a mongo-con-hielo-and-ice-cream parlor. The Katumis were friendly, wanting to know everyone—names, businesses, occupations, income levels. After Pearl Harbor on Dec.
- Yakuza involvement suspected in Thai drug smuggling
- BANGKOK (TR) – Thai police suspect that Japanese nationals arrested on drug trafficking and bribery charges have ties to organized crime, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Oct. 24).
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