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Tomoko Otake
Tomoko Otake is a senior writer with a strong interest in health, medical and social issues. A native of Nara Prefecture, she obtained an M.A. in journalism from The University of Montana.
For Tomoko Otake's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
JAPAN
Oct 29, 1999
Auto insurers to offer premium rebates
Staff writer
JAPAN
Oct 25, 1999
Nasdaq is ready to go head-to-head with Mothers
Staff writer
JAPAN
Oct 14, 1999
Sakura-Sumitomo alliance wins rave reviews
Staff writer
JAPAN
Oct 7, 1999
Cabinet Interview: FRC chief favors safe approach
Staff writer
JAPAN
Sep 30, 1999
Cut in broker commissions to bring unheralded competition
Staff writer
JAPAN
Sep 28, 1999
Analysis: LTCB sale prelude to industry reforms
Staff writer
JAPAN
Sep 9, 1999
Experts differ over forces behind positive GDP data
Staff writers
JAPAN
Aug 19, 1999
Nippon Life feeling assured of 401(k) role for small firms
Staff writer
JAPAN
Aug 13, 1999
Pile of bad, yakuza-tied debts awaits new RCC chief
Staff writer
JAPAN
Jul 30, 1999
Analysis: Credit Suisse case seen as a warning
Staff writer
JAPAN
Jun 17, 1999
Prudential to step into Japanese pension market
Staff writer
JAPAN
Jun 10, 1999
Analysis: Life insurers' credibility shaken
Major and second-tier life insurers' dismal earnings reports for fiscal 1998 have cast yet another shadow over the industry, already shaken by the recent collapse of midsize Toho Mutual Life Insurance Co.
JAPAN
May 3, 1999
Reforms mean more than a new name, banking leader says
Staff writer
JAPAN
Apr 19, 1999
In with a Bang: Allstate banks on discount edge
Last in our series on financial deregulation
JAPAN
Mar 31, 1999
HLAC, RCB merger creates powerful collection agency
Staff writer
JAPAN
Mar 26, 1999
Ex-Im economist sees dollar settling at 130 yen
Staff writer
JAPAN
Mar 12, 1999
Experts disagree on bank recapitalization impact
Staff writer
JAPAN
Feb 5, 1999
AmEx exec sees silver lining to recession
While the nation's economy is reeling from years of recession, eroding the confidence of many players in the financial industry, Ian Marsh, president of American Express International Inc., Japan, says now is the time to invest in the Japanese market.
JAPAN
Dec 3, 1998
Seeking Refuge: Arbitary policy shutters window to asylum
Last of a three-part series on Japan's refugee policy
JAPAN
Dec 2, 1998
Seeking Refuge: Process not worth it, chosen one says
Second in a three-part series on Japan's refugee policy

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