Chris Horton
Japan Times
Apr 3, 2023
‘On a tightrope’: How Taiwan’s president navigated the U.S. and China
Known for her quiet pragmatism, Tsai Ing-wen has ushered in a new era of American cooperation as worries about Chinese aggression rise.
Japan Times
Oct 26, 2022
Why people are flocking to a symbol of Taiwan’s authoritarian past
The Jing-Mei White Terror Memorial Park, housed on the campus of a former military school, is a chilling reminder of the excesses of Taiwan's not-so-distant authoritarian past.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2021
Paraguay says Chinese vaccine offers tied to dumping Taiwan
The episode is the latest example of how geopolitics is infecting the global race for vaccines, with major powers dominating production and hoarding supplies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Dec 19, 2020
An epic year of market events shook China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
China, Hong Kong and Taiwan's economies were among the first to suffer from the virus pandemic. They were also home to some of the most dramatic events in global financial markets this year.
Japan Times
Nov 2, 2020
Women are leading Taiwan’s public relations war against China
The island's legislature consists of 43% women, the highest rate of female legislative representation in Asia, and among the highest in the world.
Japan Times
Oct 12, 2020
China’s insistence that Taiwan isn’t a country starts backfiring
The more China tells the world that Taiwan isn’t a country, the more Beijing’s adversaries are starting to treat it like one.
Japan Times
Sep 22, 2020
China’s threats of war push Taiwan to boost U.S. economic links
The government of Tsai Ing-wen is aiming to provide more incentives for U.S. policymakers to intervene in any potential conflict.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan