William Hollingworth

For William Hollingworth's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Fukushima evacuations were not worth the money, study says

Mar 14, 2016

Fukushima evacuations were not worth the money, study says

The costs of evacuating residents from near the Fukushima No. 1 plant and the dislocation the people experienced were greater than their expected gain in longevity, a British study has found. The researchers found that at best evacuees could expect to live eight months ...

Nov 21, 2015

One-man 'Madam Butterfly' sequel debuts in London

A sequel to Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera “Madam Butterfly” is being staged for the first time at a London theater and the creators hope they can take it eventually to the place of the original story’s setting in Nagasaki, southwestern Japan. The tragic tale ...

U.K. warms to idea of Japanese-style office naps

Jun 18, 2015

U.K. warms to idea of Japanese-style office naps

Taking a quick nap at your desk or even in a meeting is not an uncommon sight in Japanese offices, but it’s something you’re unlikely to find in Britain, where workers are expected to remain alert at all times. In Japan, the practice is ...