Jason Lange
For Jason Lange's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures to his supporters, as he departs for his second civil trial after E. Jean Carroll accused Trump of raping her decades ago, outside Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York City on Friday.
Jan 27, 2024
Big money fails to stop Trump, again, prompting a donor reckoning
Donors have learned a hard lesson: Big money cannot win the GOP presidential nomination, at least not against Trump.
A nationwide poll of 1,250 U.S. adults showed former U.S. President Donald Trump leading incumbent Democratic President Joe Biden 40% to 34%, with the rest unsure or planning to vote for someone else or no one.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 26, 2024
Trump gains lead over Biden in rematch many Americans don't want
Slightly more than half of respondents said they were dissatisfied with the U.S. two-party system, with just one in four satisfied by it.
Argentine President-elect Javier Milei and his delegation arrive for meetings at the White House in Washington on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 29, 2023
Argentina's Javier Milei seeks foreign policy reset on U.S. trip
The president-elect is also aiming to lead his nation's economy out of crisis.
An office of OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, in San Francisco. The firm recently assured corporate partners that their data would not be used to train the chatbot further.
Aug 12, 2023
ChatGPT fever spreads to U.S. workplace, sounding alarm for some
Some 28% of respondents to an online poll on artificial intelligence said they regularly use ChatGPT at work.
Japan Times
May 25, 2023
Now that he's in 2024 race, Ron DeSantis needs more than anti-Trump voters
Analysts say DeSantis needs to build a strong base within the segment of the Republican Party not aligned with Trump before he can try to broaden his appeal.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 21, 2022
As Biden turns 80, Americans ask, 'What's too old?'
With Biden already the oldest person to serve as president, the 2024 race for the White House is shaping up to be uncharted territory for the United States.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Nov 7, 2022
How long will it take to know who won in U.S. midterm elections?
Nonpartisan election forecasters and polls suggest Republicans have a very strong chance of winning a majority in the House of Representatives.
Japan Times
Sep 14, 2022
Despite U.S. inflation, Democratic voters remain energized for midterms, poll shows
The data points to a potentially close contest in November's elections.
Japan Times
Jul 9, 2022
Why a wave of social media ads may signal a potential Ron DeSantis White House run
DeSantis has dramatically expanded his out-of-state social media ads in recent months, a possible indicator that he may be laying the groundwork for a national campaign.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 17, 2022
House Republicans who challenged Biden's win are losing out on corporate cash
The shift illustrates a growing gulf between business interests and members of the Republican Party still aligned with Donald Trump.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 27, 2018
How Republicans are using immigration to scare voters to the polls


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