Tomoko Otake

Tomoko Otake is a staff writer and editor with a strong interest in health, medical and social issues. She is an author of A Matter of Health, a new weekly series on the latest health research, technology and policy issues in Japan. A native of Nara Prefecture, she obtained an M.A. in journalism from The University of Montana.

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 ...