Tomoko Otake

Tomoko Otake is a staff features writer. Originally from Japan’s ancient capital of Nara, she graduated from the University of Montana with an M.A. in journalism.

For Tomoko Otake's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jun 1, 2016

On streets of Tokyo, opinion divided over tax-hike delay

Passers-by polled by reporters in Tokyo on Wednesday were split over the prospect of another delay to the consumption tax hike. Many people said it would help with their household spending, while others voiced disappointment at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s sudden change of heart ...