Elaine Lies

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

Uno eager to escape Hanyu's shadow

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

/ 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 ...