Christopher Reed

For Christopher Reed's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Family of POW makes appeal to Aso 'honor'

Issues | THE ZEIT GIST Jun 20, 2006

Family of POW makes appeal to Aso 'honor'

Japan's foreign minister, Taro Aso, will this week receive an appeal to his "honor and decency" in the repayment of a small family debt more than 60 years old. The request comes in a personal letter from Australian nurse Marilyn Caruana on behalf of her ...

Issues | THE ZEIT GIST Apr 25, 2006

Aso family's 'slave' link under scrutiny

While Taro Aso's public statements as foreign minister have done little to help ease tensions between Tokyo and the rest of Asia, a family connection to wartime forced labor has raised further questions over his ability to oversee good relations with Japan's neighbors. During World ...