Elliott Samuels

Elliott Samuels is manager of the Life & Culture Division of The Japan Times and editor-in-chief of The Japan Times On Sunday.

For Elliott Samuels's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Be prepared before you head out for a weekend of music

Jul 26, 2017

Be prepared before you head out for a weekend of music

With Fuji Rock happening this weekend, it's time to start making sure you've got everything you need to make the festival an unadulterated success. Here's a list of essential items you should consider trying to squeeze into your bags: Footwear: You're likely to need rain ...

Whole family of five go mad in Yamaguchi

/ | Jun 3, 2017

Whole family of five go mad in Yamaguchi

100 YEARS AGO Thursday, June 21 1917 A whole family at Kamiyomura, Kugagori, Yamaguchi Prefecture, suddenly went frantic last Friday night, reports the "Jiji." A 70-year-old man and four other people of the family cried, ejaculated, sobbed, etc. in a frantic manner the whole night, and the ...

Tampering with mail at the Post Office

/ | May 6, 2017

Tampering with mail at the Post Office

100 YEARS AGO Thursday, May 31 1917 An extraordinary case of wanton mischief by Post Office employes was recently revealed by Mr. K. Ishikawa of Azabu, who made a formal complaint to the director of mails of the Department of Communications. Mr. Ishikawa contends that the ...