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For Jamie Doward's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

EFL for all? Leeds school highlights growing trend

Apr 6, 2014

EFL for all? Leeds school highlights growing trend

Georgiana Sale, the head teacher at City of Leeds School, has had numerous racial insults directed at her. Ever since it was reported, wrongly, that her school was to give all its pupils Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) lessons, her phone has ...

Azerbaijan's elite wooing British lawmakers

Dec 1, 2013

Azerbaijan's elite wooing British lawmakers

It operates from an exclusive Mayfair address and throws lavish parties for politicians of all parties. Ostensibly an independent trade body, The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) regularly takes members of Parliament, members of the European Parliament and British government officials on trips to the ...

Secret documents reveal how close USSR came to launching nukes in '83

Nov 3, 2013

Secret documents reveal how close USSR came to launching nukes in '83

Chilling new evidence that Britain and America came close to provoking the Soviet Union into launching a nuclear attack has emerged in former classified documents written at the height of the Cold War. British government memos and briefing papers released under the U.K.’s Freedom ...

Miranda was held for 'political' acts

Nov 3, 2013

Miranda was held for 'political' acts

The detention of the partner of a former Guardian journalist has triggered fresh concerns after it emerged that a key reason cited by police for holding him under terrorism powers was the belief that he was promoting a “political or ideological cause.” The revelation ...

Cameron faces G-8 battle over anti-corruption plan

Jun 15, 2013

Cameron faces G-8 battle over anti-corruption plan

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s hopes of securing at the G-8 summit next week a major anti-corruption agreement that would force companies to reveal who really owns them is hanging by a thread, amid fierce opposition from both the Russian and Canadian governments, as ...

Britain examines why two gang members turned to jihad

May 29, 2013

Britain examines why two gang members turned to jihad

Clutching a placard protesting at a “Crusade against Muslims,” Adebolajo was a striking figure. Dressed in immaculate white robes, the young man’s imposing physical presence made him stand out from the other protesters. It was 2007 and Adebolajo was protesting outside Paddington Green police ...

Psychiatrists under fire in mental health battle

May 18, 2013

Psychiatrists under fire in mental health battle

It has the distinctly un-catchy, abbreviated title “DSM-5,” and is known to no one outside the world of mental health. But, even before its publication on May 22, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, psychiatry’s dictionary of disorders, has triggered a ...