Sophie Jackman

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

Jan 23, 2017

Japan high on post-Brexit Britain's FTA priority list: new envoy

The close relationship between London and Tokyo will put Japan high on Britain’s list for negotiating new bilateral trade deals after it leaves the European Union, Britain’s new ambassador to Japan said Monday. In an interview Paul Madden said a post-Brexit Britain will seek ...

| 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 ...