Louisa Chan

For Louisa Chan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

What will Japan be like in 10 years' time?

| Feb 2, 2010

What will Japan be like in 10 years' time?

Eriko Matsu Office worker (Japan) The population will have decreased, as less people are marrying and having children these days. It’s too expensive to raise kids in Tokyo because of the bad economy. Jason Goodier, 32 Teacher (Canadian) I see taxes and service rates ...

What are your New Year's resolutions?

| Jan 5, 2010

What are your New Year's resolutions?

Joanne Kirkman, 54 Artist (American) I’m an artist, but I don’t know much about Japanese calligraphy, so I’d like to learn how to do it. I’m going to take lessons. I bought some ink and brushes in Nara. Ben Grantham, 27 Teacher (English)I want ...

What do you make of today's Japanese youth?

| Dec 15, 2009

What do you make of today's Japanese youth?

Lily Brenda, 17 Exchange student (American) They are pretty loud sometimes — always hugging each other and playing together like children. It’s hard to hang out with them after school because they’re so busy. Takanori Arata, 40 Accountant (Japanese) They are less motivated than ...