Damian Flanagan

For Damian Flanagan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Spreading the word of the philosophers of nothingness

Books Dec 15, 2018

Spreading the word of the philosophers of nothingness

The Kyoto School of philosophy — which offers stimulating ideas, a distinctive critique of Western philosophy and applies a Western methodology to Japanese thought — represents Japan's greatest contribution to world philosophy in the 20th century.

Taking the path once trodden by Ian Fleming and James Bond

Travel Aug 10, 2018

Taking the path once trodden by Ian Fleming and James Bond

In 1962, Ian Fleming, the author of James Bond, visited Japan. His journey here, and the characters he met, would go on to inspire 007's adventures in "You Only Live Twice." But in 2018, how possible is it to retrace the author's footsteps across ...