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David McElhinney
For David McElhinney's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Jul 10, 2022
Oisin MacPartlin: ‘Nobody ever regretted starting training too soon’
The personal trainer from Ireland helps clients of all ages and dispositions achieve their respective fitness goals. What's his secret?
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COMMUNITY / How-tos
Jul 4, 2022
Weak yen woes? A strong stomach helps
As the yen keeps falling, you might feel the pressure to stray from savings basics u2014 don't.
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COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
May 23, 2022
Pub owner Will Ryan has a few tips to avoid 'getting burned' when starting a business in Japan
The Irish business owner launched Japan Hospitality Consultants specifically to help non-Japanese entrepreneurs navigate Japan's business bureaucracy.
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COMMUNITY
May 2, 2022
Rugby tournament hopes to help kids in need and support mental health services
With pandemic conditions relaxed somewhat compared to last year, participants hope to make a difference through rugby.
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COMMUNITY / Issues / LEARNING CURVE
Feb 28, 2022
Teaching from home and in need of resources? Online platform Twinkl makes a push for Japan.
Bolstered by a rise in pandemic-enforced home-schooling overseas, the online education platform Twinkl hopes Japan will emerge as a major market.

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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