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A Tokyo elevator girl from the past

This photograph was taken in early 2012 which was a time of experimentation of sorts, as after switching to a Leica, I was thoroughly enjoying the relatively unobtrusive nature of a compact camera system. It was also a time when elevator girls were a regular sight in Tokyo, and elevator girl was the actual job title. It still is in fact, as while considerably less common these days, the role persists — a sign in some respects of Japan’s slow progress when it comes to gender equality. Of course t...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Japan, Tokyo, Koike Yuriko

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Rescheduled for Late Summer 2021

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are just one of the many major events being delayed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak across the world. Since gathering hundreds of thousands of people together for athletic events isn’t wise during a time of widespread illness, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were pushed to an undetermined time. But now the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has set new dates for late summer in 2021, giving everyone “the maximum time to deal with the constantly changing landscape ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Nbc, Sports, Olympics, Tokyo, Ioc, Paralympics, Toyko, LA Times, Rio de Janiero, Humankind, Peacock, Thomas Bach, International Olympic Committee IOC, International Federations

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Election in Japan

Shinzo Abe is poised to become the nation's longest serving post-WWII leader.
Tags: Japan, News, Uncategorized, Shinzo Abe, General Election, Liberal party, Democratic Party, Party of Hope, Koike Yuriko