Elaine Lies

For Elaine Lies's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Uno eager to escape Hanyu's shadow

Figure Skating Jan 14, 2018

Uno eager to escape Hanyu's shadow

Shoma Uno first stepped on the ice at five, but it was the rough-and-tumble of hockey he had his eyes on — until a chance meeting with a figure skater changed everything. The skater was Mao Asada, now a household name and two-time Olympian who ...

Abe's support rate slides to under 30%, poll says

National / Politics Jul 14, 2017

Abe's support rate slides to under 30%, poll says

Public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, battered by a smoldering scandal and a perception that he is taking voters for granted, has fallen below 30 percent, the lowest since he returned to power in 2012, a survey released on Friday showed. The suspicion of ...