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Alberto Nardelli
For Alberto Nardelli's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 31, 2021
Faced with a vaccine emergency, the EU made an enemy of everyone
What began as a bid to bring transparency has spiraled into chaotic mud-slinging that some fear could spur a trade row amid the pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 28, 2021
Japan pushes back against U.K. plan to boost G7 Asia reach
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is hosting this year's G7, has invited South Korea, India and Australia to attend the leaders' summit in Cornwall in June.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 19, 2021
Johnson triggers G7 fears of rival alliance to counter China
Expansion of the G7 is an idea that Japan, Italy, Germany and France oppose, according to officials familiar with those governments' positions.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 25, 2020
How Brexit talks overcame suspicion, resentment and fish
At times, mutual suspicion and paranoia over listening devices made Brexit look like a chapter from the Cold War, all heightened by COVID-19 restrictions.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 26, 2020
'Wolf warrior' diplomacy sours Britain's Conservatives on China
Burning bridges with China is a particularly risky path for the U.K. as it exits the European Union's orbit.

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Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?