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Mark Schreiber

Mark Schreiber worked as a salaryman in travel, consumer electronics, computer software, advertising and market research before turning to translation and writing full time. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he has lived in Tokyo since 1966.

For Mark Schreiber's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Deja vu as Shukan Shincho turns back the clock

/ | Feb 20, 2016

Deja vu as Shukan Shincho turns back the clock

The title of the Japanese government’s White Paper on the Economy for the 31st year of Showa (1956) was “The ‘postwar’ era is over.” That same year, a delegation from the World Bank headed by Alfred Watkins spent five months studying the feasibility of ...

Tabloids go nuclear on North's bomb test

/ | Jan 23, 2016

Tabloids go nuclear on North's bomb test

On Jan. 6, North Korea once again stunned the world with a test of what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb, ratcheting up tensions in northeast Asia. Japan might not have a viable military deterrent, but this has not prevented its weekly magazines from ...