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reporting for @nytimes from the Tokyo bureau ニューヨークタイムズ東京支局 hikari.hida@nytimes.com

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Hikari Hida
2 months ago
"Boys have it easier, I'm envious of that" says 13-year old Kurumi, the only girl on her local soccer team. With the start of the Olympics less than a month away, we took a look into the state of sports for girls and women in Japan. w/@motokorich
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Mari Saito
2 days ago
“In order to compensate for this disadvantage of being a woman, you have to show over-loyalty to the conservatives,” said Mari Miura, a professor of political science at Sophia University in Tokyo.
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Motoko Rich
3 days ago
We took a look at Sanae Takaichi, who wants to be Japan’s 1st woman prime minister. Unlike her benefactor, Shinzo Abe, she rarely even talks about empowering women, but she aligns with his right wing agenda w/ ⁦@imakiky⁩ ⁦⁦@hikarimaehida
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Tiffany May
12 days ago
“In games, you have to find the capital or where your enemies are hiding. So it’s not like you can just walk straight to your destination.” Toru Hashimoto, on the Nintendo-themed cafe whose location he tried long and hard to keep secret. W/ @hikarimaehida
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Yousur Al-Hlou
13 days ago
What have teenagers born after 9/11 learned about the attack and its aftermath? @damiencave and I interviewed 12 students in 12 countries to find out.
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Jodi Kantor
13 days ago
A short 🧵 on @TaranaBurke, whose new memoir has surprising revelations about the origins of #MeToo. This woman truly walked into history and then made some herself.
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Damien Cave
14 days ago
For two weeks running, this has been one of the most read NYT stories in Australia. Sign of the locked down times. Hang in there. Languishing won’t last forever.
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New York Times World
17 days ago
With more than 12,000 dead, few vaccinated and Thailand's economy in shambles, demonstrations have become a daily event.
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Mark Landler
18 days ago
Afghanistan’s first-ever Rhodes scholar, Summia Tora, 24, got her dad out of Kabul with powerful Oxford and Silicon Valley connections. Now she wants to help left-behind Afghans without her advantages.
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Motoko Rich
18 days ago
It looks like Zakia Khudadadi and Hossain Rasouli carried the Afghan flag into the closing ceremony. I’m not crying. You’re crying.
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Motoko Rich
20 days ago
Mr. Hirano was generous enough to let @hikarimaehida @nytchangster and me follow him around to see all the ways he has to maneuver life in Tokyo: asking for help to board trains, get over small bumps to enter buildings. We could all use new eyes to see the world
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Hikari Hida
20 days ago
Before ushering in the Paralympic Games, Tokyo undertook a wave of projects to make itself more accessible to people with disabilities, but activists wonder how long the focus will continue. With @motokorich and photos by @nytchangster
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Motoko Rich
20 days ago
First pass, more to come: Suga will not stand for leadership of the party, paving the way for a new prime minister of Japan after plunging approval ratings
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Motoko Rich
21 days ago
Jet lag, pressure of international media attention may have affected Zakia. Khudadadi’s Taekwondo competition at Paralympics, but Chungwon Choue, pres of World Taekwondo, said “We are really, really happy to see her participate in the Paralympic Games”
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Mujib Mashal
26 days ago
The morning before the Taliban walked in, I had woken up with a feeling that the window on Kabul as my generation knew it was closing. I rode a city bus, took a walk to register the sights and sounds of our city — before it would no longer be the same.
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Isabella Kwai
24 days ago
It took a convoy of buses, a tracking app, days of failed attempts and nerves. But one women's university in Bangladesh evacuated 148 Afghan students last weekend. “We accepted that we will either die or we will leave." How they got them out:
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Motoko Rich
24 days ago
Two Afghan Paralympians were not expected to make it to Tokyo to compete. They arrived on Saturday, after a harrowing journey, a secret stay in France, and assistance from many helpers
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Motoko Rich
28 days ago
Swimmer Abbas Karimi is currently the only Afghan athlete competing at the Paralympics. I spoke to him about his journey from Kabul to refugee camps in Turkey to the U.S., and now, Tokyo.
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