Natalia Drozdiak
For Natalia Drozdiak's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
Nov 17, 2022
Missile blast in Poland puts focus on Ukraine’s need for stronger air defense
Kyivu2019s allies are facing growing pressure to deliver more aid to fend off intensifying Russian attacks.
Japan Times
Nov 16, 2022
Panic eases over Poland strike as allies query rocket’s origin
Russia denied its forces had aimed missiles at targets near Ukraineu2019s border with Poland, and Poland's president said it was unclear who was responsible.
Japan Times
Oct 25, 2022
Putin’s threats worry Ukraine’s NATO allies as sign of Russian desperation
The view among Ukraineu2019s allies is that the Kremlin is trying to scare them with the talk of "unthinkableu201d weapons into reducing their supplies of weapons and other support for Kyiv.
Japan Times
Aug 30, 2022
France and Germany eye plan to counter Russian propaganda with vlogging and visas
In an unofficial draft, officials note a need to prevent feeding the Russian narrative and trigger unintended rallying-around the flag effects that would estrange future generations.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2022
NATO to make European presence battle-ready amid Russia and China threats
Leaders agreed to put more than 300,000 troops on high alert while strengthening NATO's European defenses with extra forces, enhanced air power and new equipment.
Japan Times
Apr 8, 2022
The race is on to rearm eastern front that may decide Ukraine war
As Russia refocuses its invasion of Ukraine on the east, recognition is growing in Kyiv and allied capitals that the window to prevent a long war of attrition may be narrow.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jan 28, 2021
Burned out? EU lawmakers say it’s fine for you to log off
Some European countries, including France, already have a right to disconnect written into national law.
Jul 8, 2019
European privacy laws may be hampering fight against terrorism
When U.S., European and Canadian law enforcement officials claimed success last year in largely obliterating militant group Islamic State's online propaganda network following a two-year operation, it was a public database of domain names that partly helped.
Japan Times
Jul 19, 2018
Google shrugs off EU fine; damage to hinge on rivals' next moves
The European Union's record $5 billion fine against Google, levied Wednesday morning, marks the biggest regulatory attack yet on technology giants. But investors and analysts largely shrugged off the ruling's potential to immediately dent Google's business.


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