Anthony Faiola

For Anthony Faiola's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Portugal's baby bust feeding vicious cycle

/ | Jul 3, 2013

Portugal's baby bust feeding vicious cycle

For an enterprise in the business of welcoming life, the birthing ward inside Portugal's largest maternity hospital is eerily quiet. On a recent morning, not a single expectant father nervously paced the orange laminated floors. Unhurried nurses shuffled by rows of darkened rooms with ...

U.K. immigration critical to success of anti-EU party

/ | Apr 4, 2013

U.K. immigration critical to success of anti-EU party

For the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), defeat has never looked this much like victory. After a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Commons was jailed on criminal charges, this struggling railroad town near the English Channel held a special election to pick his ...

British austerity woes highlight risks for U.S.

Dec 19, 2012

British austerity woes highlight risks for U.S.

ANALYSIS Is this what life on the other side of the "fiscal cliff" looks like? If President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans fail to reach a deal in the coming weeks, Americans face a fierce wave of tax hikes and spending cuts that could threaten the ...

/ Dec 5, 2012

Turkey faces renewed Kurdish threat

This town of 19,000, nestled in an idyllic mountain pass of impossibly green pastures and golden autumn trees, is on the front lines of Turkey's rapidly escalating guerrilla war. In a struggle for autonomy as well as independent language and education rights, the outlawed Kurdistan ...