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:

20 Questions: The best answers of 2017

| Dec 31, 2017

20 Questions: The best answers of 2017

What brought you to Japan? I came here for the magic. Osaka is home to some of the best close-up magicians in the world. — Ben Daggers, magician Richard Brezina | COURTESY OF RICHARD BREZINA What's your favorite Japanese word or phrase? I like Japanese tongue-twisters; my ...

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 ...