Beatrice Thomas

For Beatrice Thomas's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

National / Social Issues Apr 11, 2017

Rights group renews criticism of death penalty in Japan

Japan executed three people last year and imposed three new death sentences in what Amnesty International has also described as a secretive system. A global report on death sentences and executions for 2016 cited the executions last March of Yasutoshi Kamata, 75, and Junko Yoshida, ...

Japan slides to 111th in WEF gender equality rankings

National / Social Issues Oct 26, 2016

Japan slides to 111th in WEF gender equality rankings

Japan's efforts to bridge the gender divide have failed to translate into substantial change, with the nation sliding to 111th in a global inequality ranking report released Wednesday. The Global Gender Gap Report 2016, an annual benchmarking exercise by the World Economic Forum (WEF), found ...

Three British scientists win Nobel Prize for physics

World / Science & Health Oct 4, 2016

Three British scientists win Nobel Prize for physics

Three British scientists behind groundbreaking research into exotic matter in the quantum world were on Tuesday jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. Awarding the prize in two parts, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences handed one half to David J. Thouless of the University ...

Brexit could hamper Japan's efforts on EU deal: analysts

National Jun 24, 2016

Brexit could hamper Japan's efforts on EU deal: analysts

Britain's historic decision to leave the European Union could hamper Japan's efforts on a trade deal with the EU as well as its relationship with Asian and other global partners, analysts said. The comments Friday came as the government here described its disappointment at the ...