Julian Ryall

For Julian Ryall's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

U.K. journalists upbeat on economic outlook

Dec 18, 2003

U.K. journalists upbeat on economic outlook

Japan may still face some serious economic problems in the months and years to come, but the way the government and the financial authorities have handled the economy in the last 12 months mean there is today a great deal more hope for a ...

Nov 28, 2003

Blackman pities 'pathetic' Obara

Tim Blackman emerged from the 24th session of the trial of a Japanese businessman feeling “a kind of pity” for the man accused of causing the death of his daughter, Lucie, nearly 3 1/2 years ago. Thursday’s session at the Tokyo District Court, was ...

Drastic easing of monetary policy urged for Japan

Nov 17, 2003

Drastic easing of monetary policy urged for Japan

With an apology for a radical — even “shocking” — approach to solving Japan’s economic problems, British economist Andrew Smithers dismissed the strategies put forward by proponents of a supply-side driven recovery as well as those advocating fiscal stimulus measures, during a recent symposium ...

May 19, 2003

C&W IDC chief upbeat about prospects in Japan

Phil Green makes no bones about it: he’s an optimist. President and CEO of Cable & Wireless IDC since August last year, the 52-year-old Australian says his company presently controls about 1 percent of the telecommunications market in Japan. Green spreads his hands wide: ...

Japanese-Americans discuss post-9/11 hate, ignorance, bias

Mar 14, 2003

Japanese-Americans discuss post-9/11 hate, ignorance, bias

Japanese-Americans have made major contributions to U.S. society — even in the face of racism and misguided government policy — so it is fitting that when Arab-Americans and Muslims were targeted after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Japanese-Americans stood by them. Japanese-Americans’ place ...

| Dec 8, 2002

Take me back to the ball game

WE ARE NIPPON: The World Cup in Japan, by Simon Moran. S.U. Press, 2002, 190 pp., 1,500 yen (paper) As anyone who was here will undoubtedly recall, things got a little raucous in Japan and South Korea last summer. But hosting a World Cup ...

Kiwi embassy fetes ties in true Maori tradition

Nov 23, 2002

Kiwi embassy fetes ties in true Maori tradition

To mark half a century of diplomatic representation in Japan, the New Zealand Embassy has marked the installation of an elaborately carved “tomokanga” Maori entranceway. A tomokanga is a traditional gateway to a Maori “marae,” or meeting area, similar to a torii at a ...