Brigid Grauman

For Brigid Grauman's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Aug 12, 2011

Mr. Kan counts the days

The ruling Democratic Party of Japan and the two main opposition parties, the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito, on Tuesday struck a deal, making it certain that the Diet will pass by Aug. 26 a bill to float government bonds needed for the fiscal ...

/ Mar 28, 2010

The Swiss model for helping foreigners fit in

BRUSSELS — As policymakers scratch their heads and wonder how best to absorb different cultures and religions into Europe's very distinct national societies, they could do worse than consider some new ideas being developed in Switzerland. Switzerland? The country that recently voted to ban the ...