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Simon Scott
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Aug 16, 2018
An Antipodean friendship fortified in Japanese floodwaters the color of 'Australian beer'
After his own rescue, one Kiwi resident of flooded Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, returned to the rising waters to look for his Aussie friend's stranded family.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Dec 24, 2017
Homeless in Tokyo: Fallen through society's cracks and frozen out
A night on homeless patrol in Tokyo highlights the range of factors that can lead to a life on the streets.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Dec 24, 2017
Tony Cetera, 'Lone Ranger' of Tokyo's homeless, calls for a good deed a day
Tony Cetera is 79 years of age and has bad legs, but that doesn't stop him helping the homeless whenever he can.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
May 1, 2017
Three years after Japan signed Hague, parents who abduct still win
Despite winning return orders in court, foreign fathers are treated like offenders.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
Mar 8, 2017
New Zealander is on a mission to turn Japan green, one balcony at a time
Quakes of 2011 in Christchurch and Tohoku put Kiwi on the path to self-reliance and sustainability.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Nov 6, 2016
On the trail of team Trump in Tokyo
A reporter stalks that elusive breed of American in Japan: the Trump supporter.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Oct 5, 2016
Japan's English-language print media feel the pinch
Publications struggle for relevance in a world where news is available free, to all, all the time.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
May 18, 2016
Giving voice to foreign talent via the spoken word
Tokyo's English poetry scene gets a shot in the arm with a lively event night and new journal.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Mar 30, 2016
Evidence mounts of missed red flags in case of former Tokyo teacher facing U.S. child rape charges
Fugitive 'Mr. Wonder' returned to Tokyo in the 1980s and visited St. Mary's International School, witness says.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Oct 11, 2015
Hoodie Monks mix beats with their Buddhism
The Hoodie Monks bring together two cultures that might at first seem like unlikely partners: Buddhism and hip-hop.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Aug 19, 2015
Trail of failed ventures involving American in murder probe leads from New York to Tokyo
The record of dubious projects leads from Peter Gatien-era New York clubland to Singapore and Japan
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues
Apr 29, 2015
A child rape at St. Mary's school in Tokyo, then a 50-year wait for closure
My dear children, whom Jesus, our Saviour, has loved so much, whom he bends down to embrace and bless, come to us, stay with us. We will be the guardian angels of your innocence.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Oct 27, 2014
Former St. Mary's teachers faced child sex abuse charges in U.S.
Two former teachers at St. Mary's International School in Tokyo faced child sexual abuse charges after returning to the United States.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Oct 27, 2014
St. Mary's school in Tokyo to investigate child sex abuse after teacher's rape confession
St. Mary's International School is setting up a panel to conduct an internal investigation into reported cases of child sexual abuse — including one confirmed case of rape — at the school in Tokyo.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Sep 1, 2014
St. Mary's International School in Tokyo rocked by sexual abuse claims
After Catholic boys school responds to account from 1960s, other former pupils allege systematic abuse by another teacher during the 1970s
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
May 24, 2014
Ball and chain: gambling's darker side
With lawmakers debating whether to legalize gambling in time for the 2020 Olympics, we look at the other side of the coin — addiction
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Apr 14, 2014
Suit over dismissal to tackle thorny issue of language teachers' employment status
At the heart of the Sulejman Brkic case is the issue of what, in legal terms, the nature of his employment status was while he worked for language school ICC: Was he an employee or a contractor?
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 30, 2013
HIV: 'The fire across the river'
When 44-year-old Tokyo resident Isao was struck down by chronic diarrhea in June earlier this year, AIDS was the furthest thought from his mind. "I just thought I had a regular illness," said Isao, who asked for his surname to be withheld.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Nov 6, 2013
English teacher suffering with cancer and HIV completes 'Yamathon' Tokyo walk
Neil Grainger and a group of supporters completed an epic walk around Tokyo's famous Yamanote Line on Sunday to raise money for his treatment and cancer charities.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Oct 21, 2013
Medical bills mount for 'fired' Tokyo English teacher fighting cancer and HIV
A British language school teacher in Tokyo is struggling to pay for his chemotherapy and cancer surgery after his Waseda University-linked former employer failed to renew his contract, citing his nonattendance due to illness.

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