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For Dan Roberts's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

U.S. left gravitates toward 'scourge of Wall Street'

Nov 17, 2013

U.S. left gravitates toward 'scourge of Wall Street'

Not many political “rock stars” inspire audience members to knit, but, even by Washington’s sedate standards, the darling of America’s new left is a quiet revolutionary. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a former Harvard professor turned Wall Street scourge, is one of a clutch of unlikely ...

Meet the man who plotted America's shutdown

Oct 11, 2013

Meet the man who plotted America's shutdown

As an appetizer before helping to send the U.S. government into famine mode, Ted Cruz railed against Obamacare on the Senate floor last month in a publicity-seeking speech that lasted more than 21 hours and included a Darth Vader impression and reading Dr. Seuss’ ...

Aug 21, 2008

ODA and bribery

The special investigation squad of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office has arrested a former president of Pacific Consultants International, a Tokyo-based consultancy for overseas construction projects, and three others on suspicion of bribery in connection with a project in Vietnam financed by the ...