Sophie Jackman

For Sophie Jackman's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

| Jul 17, 2016

Abe, Li try to move on despite choppy seas

Despite vociferous rhetoric and confrontations over the South China Sea at the Asia-Europe Meeting, Japan’s prime minister and China’s premier took care to ensure their meeting could be viewed as a small step forward in bilateral relations. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier ...

Aromas of old town Tokyo attract new visitors

Feb 20, 2016

Aromas of old town Tokyo attract new visitors

A traditionally working-class neighborhood in Tokyo that rose from the ashes to become one of the city’s favorite retreats lies a stone’s throw east of the Sumida River across from Nihombashi. In the Kiyosumi-Shirakawa district, where cafes and boutiques have cropped up like wild ...

Campus cafeteria in Chiba serves up halal food for thought

Jul 22, 2014

Campus cafeteria in Chiba serves up halal food for thought

At a university in the city of Chiba, a halal-certified cafeteria decorated with keepsakes from across Asia is helping exchange students feel at home and teaching Japanese students about other cultures through food. The cafeteria, named Shokujin, or God Of Food, at Kanda University ...

May 9, 2014

Secrets law far too wide-reaching: U.S. expert

The new state secrets law is so broad that it’s self-defeating and must be amended before it comes into force in December or it will have a chilling effect on free speech, according to U.S. national security and civil liberties expert Morton Halperin. Halperin ...