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Commentary / Japan Apr 11, 2020

Can esports save post-Olympics Japan?

by William Collis

The government recently announced an ambitious plan to nurture Japan’s nascent esports industry. And both gamers and business leaders alike were left with a simple question: Why? Surely right now — in this chaotic era of COVID-19 contagion and Olympic postponement — directing governmental resources at ...

Dean Newcombe wants Japan to clean up its act

People | 20 QUESTIONS Apr 11, 2020

Dean Newcombe wants Japan to clean up its act

by Louise George Kittaka

Name: Dean Newcombe Age: 35 Nationality: British Occupation: Model, actor, TV presenter, producer Likes: Adventures, ethical fashion, DIY Dislikes: Sharks, takuwan (pickled daikon), untidiness 1. What first brought you to Japan? I was working as a model in Germany in 2008. I’d met interesting Japanese people on my travels, which ...