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At Home in Two Cultures 
April 28

At Home in Two Cultures 

Two places pull at me, two cultures, two peoples. My parents were raised in Japan. My father wanted to pursue graduate studies abroad so my parents moved to Vancouver, Canada.

Catherine Kobayashi
Catherine Kobayashi
Secrets of Sakura Flowers
April 27

Secrets of Sakura Flowers

You can't visit Japan in the springtime without appreciating the beauty of the colorful flowers. You've probably heard of sakura, which is the Japanese word for cherry blossom.

Sayaka Mori
Sayaka Mori
Tackling Sumo
April 21

Tackling Sumo

One of my primary duties at NHK NEWSLINE is to cover sumo, Japan’s national sport. I’ve been doing play-by-play sumo commentary since 1999. My interest in sumo began when I was still in kindergarten.

Hiro Morita
Hiro Morita
I’m a Weekend Fuel Efficiency Nerd
April 14

I’m a Weekend Fuel Efficiency Nerd

Fuel efficiency standards for autos set by former U.S. President Barrack Obama were to reach 23.2 kilometers per liter by the year 2025. In American terms, that translates to 54.5 miles per gallon.

Gene Otani
Gene Otani
Food for Thoughts
April 7

Food for Thoughts

Hello! First, on behalf of all of us staff here at NHK World, thank you for tuning in to NHK Newsline. It’s always rewarding to have a great audience with us. And now it looks like we’re starting an anchors’ blog on our website! Hope you’ll enjoy reading and learning more about our team and our news show.

Miki Yamamoto
Miki Yamamoto