Anne Marie Roantree
Japan Times
Dec 31, 2022
Lawyers exit Hong Kong as they face campaign of intimidation
Since a national security law was imposed in June 2020, Hong Kong lawyers have endured severe harassment, pushing many to leave the city.
Japan Times
Jun 11, 2021
China's attacks on 'foreign forces' threaten Hong Kong's global standing, top U.S. envoy says
The comments come as other envoys, business people and activists have spoken about the chilling effect on their relationships and connections across China's most international city.
Japan Times
Sep 2, 2019
Hong Kong leader says she would 'quit' if she could, fears ability to resolve crisis 'very limited'
Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has caused "unforgivable havoc" by igniting the political crisis engulfing the city and would quit if she had a choice, according to an audio recording of remarks she made last week to a group of businesspeople.
Japan Times
Aug 28, 2019
'Now or never': Hong Kong protesters say they have nothing to lose
Exasperated with the government's unflinching attitude to escalating civil unrest, Jason Tse quit his job in Australia and jumped on a plane to join what he believes is a do-or-die fight for Hong Kong's future.
Japan Times
Feb 23, 2019
'I was like a prisoner': Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong recall beatings
Two sisters from Saudi Arabia who fled the conservative kingdom and have been hiding out in Hong Kong for nearly six months said they did so to escape beatings at the hands of their brothers and father.
Japan Times
Dec 15, 2014
China charms Hong Kong's law enforcers
Hong Kong's top law enforcers, schooled in British-style judicial independence and separation of powers, are being cycled through Communist Party schools in China, where judges are appointed by the party and police are charged with crushing dissent.
Japan Times
Nov 1, 2014
Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of Hong Kongers to freed slaves
Thousands have signed an online petition denouncing reported comments by an HSBC Holdings board member in which she likened Hong Kong protesters' demands for democracy to the emancipation of slaves.


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