Robin Millard
For Robin Millard's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
A woman views the National COVID-19 Memorial Wall, a dedication of thousands of hand-painted hearts and messages for those in the U.K. who have died from COVID-19, in London on Jan. 9, 2022.
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 3, 2024
Countries worldwide face extra round of talks to save pandemic accord
A planned final round of negotiations missed its target of finishing the accord ready for its adoption by the World Health Organization at the end of May.
People cool off on a beach in Rio de Janeiro in November amid a heat wave.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Jan 13, 2024
El Nino could make 2024 hotter than record-setting 2023
The U.S. NOAA predicted there is a 1 in 3 chance that 2024 will be warmer than 2023 — and a 99% certainty that 2024 will rank among the five warmest years ever.
Tents for displaced Palestinians at a camp, operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, in western Khan Younis, Gaza, on, Oct. 17.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 26, 2023
Record 114 million people now displaced worldwide, says U.N.
Almost one-third of all displaced people originated from just three countries: Afghanistan, Syria and Ukraine.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 13, 2023
WHO worried bird flu might adapt to humans 'more easily'
Since late 2021, Europe has been gripped by its worst-ever outbreak of bird flu, while North and South America have also experienced severe outbreaks.
Japan Times
Mar 27, 2023
Cyclone Freddy record claim in the eye of the storm
Freddy's journey will be reviewed in minute detail to verify whether its deadly track counts as the longest-lasting tropical storm, the world extreme weather records chief said.
Japan Times
Jan 17, 2023
Olympics to screen on free-to-air TV in Europe from 2026 to 2032
The European Broadcasting Union and Warner Bros. Discovery presented a joint bid to acquire all media rights across 48 countries in Europe, as well as Israel.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 28, 2022
Tuberculosis firmly on the rise after years of decline
The WHO said conflicts around the world, the global energy crisis and associated risks to food security were likely to worsen the situation further.
Japan Times
Sep 3, 2022
'Genocide' in Xinjiang? Why the U.N. report steers clear.
As the fallout from the report continues to reverberate, some countries are considering how they can take the findings further.
Japan Times
Aug 18, 2022
WHO slams 'unimaginable cruelty' inflicted on Tigray
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus suggested racism may be why the situation ranked behind Ukraine in terms of international attention, despite it being 'the worst humanitarian crisis.'
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2022
WHO warns COVID-19 pandemic 'nowhere near over'
'The virus is running freely and countries are not effectively managing the disease burden based on their capacity,' the organization's leader said.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?