Jacques Lhuillery

For Jacques Lhuillery's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Abe says his way is 'the only way'

Jun 8, 2013

Abe says his way is 'the only way'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his policies are “the only way” to fix the economy, days after the IMF warned it could all go wrong. His comments came Thursday after the International Monetary Fund welcomed his big-spending and loose-money plans but cautioned there are ...

Tea aficionados gather in Japan for global festival

May 16, 2013

Tea aficionados gather in Japan for global festival

In the shadow of a giant kanji for tea written in living cypress trees, enthusiasts gather every three years in Japan to talk about one of the world’s favorite drinks. The World Tea Festival this month celebrated the beverage in all its forms, from ...

Living National Treasure keeps kabuki alive

Feb 22, 2013

Living National Treasure keeps kabuki alive

Bando Tamasaburo has dedicated his life to the intimate study of women; the way they walk, the way they move, the way they hold their hands. And he is good at it. So good that France on Tuesday bestowed on Tamasaburo the Commander of ...

Diplomacy adrift, isle spats show: analysts

Aug 21, 2012

Diplomacy adrift, isle spats show: analysts

Tokyo’s seeming fixation with squabbles over the outposts of its former empire are symptomatic of a foreign policy adrift as Japan struggles to find its place in the 21st century, analysts say. In just over a month, three old territorial beefs have flared. Russian ...