Andrew Osborn

For Andrew Osborn's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

UKIP victorious in EU vote

May 26, 2014

UKIP victorious in EU vote

Britain’s U.K. Independence Party stormed to victory Sunday in European elections, riding a tide of Euroskepticism and anxiety about immigration to beat Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party, partial results showed. With 56 out of 73 seats declared, UKIP — ...

Symbolic Crimea vital to Putin legacy

| Mar 14, 2014

Symbolic Crimea vital to Putin legacy

When Russian President Vladimir Putin flew into the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol in Crimea last year, he made a pilgrimage to several sites associated with Russia’s tumultuous history. Clad in a somber dark suit, he laid a wreath at an imposing Soviet World War ...