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For Maiko Takahashi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Trump cookies outpace Abe buns in Diet souvenir shop

Apr 28, 2017

Trump cookies outpace Abe buns in Diet souvenir shop

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is being trumped by Trump — in the sweets department. Sales of Lucky Trump cookies, maple-flavored and featuring a cartoon image of U.S. President Donald Trump, initially outpaced those of bean-paste filled buns bearing Abe's image, according to vendors who sell ...

Cherry blossom fever boosts companies' bottom lines

Mar 24, 2017

Cherry blossom fever boosts companies' bottom lines

Every spring people across Japan are enraptured as the cherry trees explode into bloom, clothing the country in pink. The blossoms last for only a few short weeks, but in that time the fleeting flowers make for good business. The blossoms are a gift to ...

Ex-economy chief Amari feels Trump misunderstands TPP

/ Jan 24, 2017

Ex-economy chief Amari feels Trump misunderstands TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, which U.S. President Donald Trump backed his country out of on Monday, is actually the best way to achieve the fair trade in Asia that he promised American voters, former Japanese economy minister Akira Amari has said. A ratified TPP ...