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William Hollingworth
For William Hollingworth's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 10, 2009
Isuzu importer bags U.K. woman's award
LONDON (Kyodo) British businesswoman Nikki King knows all about male chauvinism, having overcome a ton of it while setting up a thriving firm importing Japanese trucks.
JAPAN
Jun 6, 2009
Tributes for suicide couple flood Web site
LONDON — Tributes have been flooding in for a Japanese woman and her British husband who committed suicide following the death of their profoundly disabled son.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 3, 2009
Key London eateries keep bluefin but push other tuna
LONDON — After years of criticism from environmentalists, two top Japanese restaurants in London are now advising diners to avoid selecting the endangered bluefin tuna — but they are keeping the fish on their menus.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
May 31, 2009
Kin of Aso mine workers demand apology
LONDON — Campaigners are calling on Prime Minister Taro Aso to apologize to and compensate the families of British men who were forced to work at a mine owned by Aso's father during World War II.
JAPAN
May 7, 2009
Japanese tourists to Britain on fast decline
LONDON — Japan has taken the title of "fastest declining market" for the British tourist industry, according to an analysis of data over the last eight years.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 25, 2009
Geisha 'trans'-formation more than meets the eye
LONDON (Kyodo) Every day female tourists flock to the ancient city of Kyoto to dress up as geisha and fulfill a lifelong fantasy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 8, 2009
Briton embarks on 3 1/2-year trek by pony from London to Tokyo
LONDON (Kyodo) A young British woman rode out of London April 1 on an epic pony trek from London to Tokyo following ancient trading routes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 16, 2009
Chocolates with Japan taste a big hit in U.K.
LONDON (Kyodo) An Osaka woman and her British husband are combining traditional Japanese ingredients with chocolate to create some unique offerings to tempt sweet-toothed Britons.
JAPAN
Mar 10, 2009
'Scanlators' freely translating 'manga,' 'anime'
"Manga" (comics) and "anime" (animation) are being brought to a wider audience by fans who are distributing their own translations and performances on the Internet, according to new research by a British academic.
JAPAN
Mar 2, 2009
British unions, lawmakers slam Hitachi train deal
LONDON (Kyodo) Unions and parliamentarians are protesting a decision by the British government to award a huge and lucrative train contract to a consortium led by a Japanese company.
JAPAN
Dec 23, 2008
U.K. farm grows 'edamame' for supermarkets
As British consumers seek a healthier diet, a London farm is the first to grow "edamame" on a commercial scale and has contracted with a major supermarket chain. Watts Farm, located on the outskirts of the capital, is currently cultivating edamame, or baby green soybeans, a common food in Japan and grown in East Asia.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 9, 2008
Show reflects how Japan is letting its culture shape its cars
LONDON — The way Japanese culture has shaped its unique vehicle designs is on display in an exhibition that opened Nov. 29 at the Science Museum in London.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 12, 2008
London photo exhibit focuses on lives, looks of half-Japanese
LONDON — People of part-Japanese ancestry living in Britain have been relating their heritage through a photo exhibition and seminar.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 15, 2008
'Institutional racism' lets Japan spouses abduct kids
LONDON — Japanese courts should give more support to foreigners seeking access to their children now living in Japan, according to a British father seeking the return of his two daughters to England.
BUSINESS
Sep 3, 2008
'Sakura' tartan aimed at Japanese buyers
LONDON (Kyodo) A Scottish entrepreneur has specially designed a tartan aimed at Japanese consumers and is hoping to use it to market a wide variety of products.
JAPAN
Aug 21, 2008
U.K. hopes SDF efforts continue
Britain hopes Japan will continue to provide support for antiterrorism operations in the Indian Ocean, a senior British official told a recent defense conference in London, amid fears that the Maritime Self-Defense Force flotilla could be withdrawn.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 19, 2008
Japanese bugs vs. weeds in U.K.
Britain is expected to release hundreds of bugs imported from Japan in an attempt to reduce the impact of a fast-growing weed that has blighted large parts of the country.
JAPAN
Jul 11, 2008
Brit expert lauds Japan's schools, points to some challenges ahead
Despite fears about declining academic standards, Japan's elementary school system is functioning well and can act as a model for other nations, a leading British expert says. Peter Cave of Manchester University believes the Japanese way brings out the best in 6- to 12-year-olds, although schools in Japan do face a new set of challenges, including the need for more parental support for youngsters.
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2008
Iceland whaler defends fin meat export to Japan
A whaler behind the controversial export of fin whale meat from Iceland to Japan defended the trade Thursday and expressed hope that it will be the start of business between the two nations. Kristjan Loftsson, chief executive officer of Icelandic whaling company Hvalur, confirmed 80 tons of fin whale meat had been exported to Japan from Iceland along with 5 tons of minke whale meat from Norway.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 8, 2008
Equestrian to take Silk Road from U.K. to Japan
A young British woman is preparing to travel from London to Tokyo on horseback following ancient trading routes.

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