Richard Solomon

For Richard Solomon's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Language startup rises to cloud nine

| Feb 20, 2013

Language startup rises to cloud nine

Innovations in software coupled with the widespread availability of Internet broadband are transforming the once stodgy business of language education. Leading the charge in Japan are two Japanese-American brothers, John Hideyoshi Martyn and Billy Kosuke Martyn. The brothers want to reduce the many hours ...

Do your research to avoid medical surprises in Japan

| Aug 21, 2012

Do your research to avoid medical surprises in Japan

Understanding how Japanese medical practice differs from that in your home country can be crucial to avoiding unwelcome surprises next time you or a loved one find yourselves in need of treatment at a local clinic or hospital. Without pre-planning, for instance, an expectant ...