Mario Parker
For Mario Parker's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Copies of the Apple Daily newspaper, published by Next Digital Ltd., at the company's printing facility in Hong Kong on Nov. 5, 2020.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 12, 2024
In Trump-Biden rematch, the only sure loser is China
Trump’s rhetoric may pressure Biden to take harsher measures in the run-up to election day — bad news for China’s economy and slumping stock market.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 12, 2022
Speech on voting rights by Biden falls flat with allies crucial for U.S. midterms
Rights groups called on the White House to go beyond speeches and act with the same urgency it has on its economic agenda.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 4, 2021
Trump weighing 2024 presidential run without Mike Pence, allies say
Privately, the former president is taking stock of who he believes stood with him at the end of his term and who didnu2019t, according to insiders.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 11, 2021
Trump plans defiant final week as many Democrats urge his ouster
The president and some allies believe Democrats are overreaching by trying to once again impeach him over Wednesdayu2019s mob at the Capitol.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 29, 2020
Trump comes to grips with his loss while fundraising off outcry
U.S. President Donald Trump is aware his fight to overturn the election is winding down, according to people familiar with the matter, but he isn’t ready to end the effort as he fundraises off the furor, directing much of the proceeds to his political action committee.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 17, 2020
Trump’s near-concession shows he recognizes loss, allies say
Republicans outside Trumpu2019s innermost circle are increasingly showing their frustration with the presidentu2019s rejection of his defeat.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 20, 2020
Trump turns Anthony Fauci into campaign pawn, assailing him as ‘idiot’
Trumpu2019s effort to disparage the scientist invites even more scrutiny of the presidentu2019s handling of the outbreak, already rated poorly by voters.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 17, 2020
Trump denies knowing Lev Parnas despite photos of them together
President Donald Trump insisted he doesn't know Lev Parnas, a Rudy Giuliani associate who says he helped the president's personal lawyer dig up dirt on Joe Biden in Ukraine, despite multiple pictures of Parnas with Trump and his family.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves