Matthew Pennington

For Matthew Pennington's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

China, Japan slug it out in the press

Jan 18, 2014

China, Japan slug it out in the press

China and Japan are engaged in a war of words that is lighting up editorial pages around the world as Beijing takes aim at a recent visit by Japan’s leader to a controversial war shrine and Tokyo answers back. Japan’s ambassador to the U.S. ...

Indonesia's forests are shrinking despite reforms

Oct 24, 2013

Indonesia's forests are shrinking despite reforms

At home and abroad, Indonesia is highlighting its progress in curbing the environmental destruction that has depleted forests and made it a leading source of greenhouse gases. But environmentalists are unconvinced. They say pulp and palm oil plantations are expanding at an alarming rate ...