Articles by Norimitsu Onishi



Prewar Values Finding Place in Tokyo Schools

  • 13 June 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
At a new center to train public school teachers here, an instructor warned 22 young Japanese against egotism and selfishness on a recent Sunday morning.

Koreans Relax as Tensions Ease

  • 03 February 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
n this city that lies between Seoul and the border with North Korea, an odd-looking gate-like structure rises above the main street, ready to be dismantled. It still supports what seems to the naked eye to be several tons of concrete that serve no particular purpose beyond casting a shadow over approaching cars and the small shops nearby.

Old Foes Forge Trade Alliance

  • 01 November 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
At a call center in Dalian, in northeast China, young workers speaking flawless Japanese answer customer service calls for a Japanese insurance company. In western Japan, a new commercial Chinatown is rising in Kobe City's rebuilt port area.

Koizumi's Shrine Visit Angers Neighbors

  • 18 October 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi prayed at the Yasukuni Shrine on Monday, fulfilling a promise to make annual visits to a war memorial considered a symbol of unrepentant Japanese militarism in Asia.

Survivors Lament Changing Policies

  • 08 August 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
At 8:15 a.m. Saturday, tens of thousands of Japanese respectfully bowed their heads here to mark the instant when an atomic bomb fell 60 years ago.

Shrine Stands at Center of Japanese Controversy

  • 23 June 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
One recent rainy morning, a couple dozen vehicles belonging to the Patriotic Youth League and other Japanese right-wing groups gathered inside the grounds of Yasukuni Shrine, the Shinto memorial to Japan's war dead. ""Revere the Emperor,"" read a slogan on one truck.

Sprawling Lagos Forces Newcomers Into Lagoon

Democracy Takes Root In Nigerian Congress