Charmaine Noronha

For Charmaine Noronha's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Bieber vs. Ford: Canada's favorite bad boys

Feb 3, 2014

Bieber vs. Ford: Canada's favorite bad boys

Pop star Justin Bieber is giving Toronto Mayor Rob Ford a brief respite as Canada’s favorite bad boy and butt of all jokes. Ford has admitted smoking crack while in a drunken stupor and is being sued for supposedly orchestrating the jailhouse beating of ...

Despite crisis, Ford supporters stay loyal

Nov 17, 2013

Despite crisis, Ford supporters stay loyal

When Rob Ford was elected mayor of Toronto in 2010, his bluster and checkered past were widely known. A plurality of voters backed him anyway, eager to shake things up at a City Hall they viewed as elitist and wasteful. Those voters — many ...