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For Marc Champion's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Oct 10, 2014

Mourning Excalibur, the dog Ebola didn't kill

A petition to save the pet dog of a Spanish nursing assistant who has contracted Ebola received more than 370,000 signatures before it was sedated and killed. Yet there are no reports of people clashing with police to persuade their governments to do more ...

May 27, 2014

Caught between guns and disgust in east Ukraine

Throughout eastern Ukraine, ordinary Ukrainians are caught between the armed thugs of "The Donetsk Criminal Republic," a threatening Ukrainian military and a terminally corrupt state. Most have no desire to join Russia, but feel little enthusiasm for the new post-revolutionary order.

Dec 16, 2013

Turkey playing 'orientalism' card against West

For many years, most Western journalists defended the Turkish government against the the suspicions of secular Turks who worried about radical Islamic or authoritarian agenda. But the liberal reforms stopped several years ago.