About Aya Kawanishi

Aya is a bilingual reporter with a degree in Journalism. She is a former news editor for Stirling University’s student newspaper Brig and has written for Scotland’s national daily newspaper The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday during her academic career. Utilising her English and Japanese language skills, she worked as a volunteer communication officer for The Big Issue Japan during the Homeless World Cup Paris 2012, broadening accessibility to official information for the Japanese audience via Facebook. She has a passion for writing news and is keen on developing her own specialisation in Journalism.

Articles by Aya Kawanishi

Koinobori: carp-painted wind socks
20 May 2013
Children’s Day takes place annually on 5th May in Japan to honour the personalities of children, promote their well-being and thanking their mothers. 
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1 May 2013
Cherry blossom, or more familiarly known as Sakura, is a symbolic sign of spring and signals the “beginning” of a new life in Japan. Helpfully it also synchronises with a new fiscal year in April. There are over 600 kinds of cherry...
Tobacco flower © Dennis Tang
10 July 2012
A study led by Associate Prof. Kenji Nakahara at Hokkaido University in Japan has found a component in tobacco that makes crop immune systems more resistant to viral attacks.
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