Louisa Chan

For Louisa Chan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

How has the global financial crisis affected you?

| Dec 2, 2008

How has the global financial crisis affected you?

Shinichi Kojima Programmer, 68 I'm worried about my retirement. I work part-time and will retire soon. The cost of everyday items is increasing and I have to budget carefully. Kartika Putri Interpreter (Indonesia) Food prices are now really high. I have to allocate a lot more time to finding ...

What are your plans for Halloween?

| Oct 28, 2008

What are your plans for Halloween?

Dominique Robert, 29 Researcher (Canada) It's my first Halloween in Japan. I'm living in the countryside, so there'll be no celebrating there. I'll find a different way to celebrate. I might go to an "izakaya." Karen Tsui Hotel staff, 21 (Aussie) Halloween's not popular in Australia. There was no ...

What do you miss about Japan when you go abroad?

| Oct 7, 2008

What do you miss about Japan when you go abroad?

Yuki Kanno Engineer, 23 I miss Japanese alcohol, especially Asahi and Ebisu beer. Foreign beer doesn't taste like Japanese brands. I really don't like the flavor. It's very different. Rikako Yagi TOEFL student, 19 People eat too much junk food overseas. It's hard to get healthy food. Japanese food ...

When is sorry not enough?

| Sep 2, 2008

When is sorry not enough?

Takafumi Imamura, 31 Government officer It's rude when people are late for something important. Guests should never be late for a wedding or funeral, unless there's an emergency. Josephine Pancia Solicitor (Aussie) It's unforgivable for adults to physically or emotionally hurt children. There is no excuse for it. ...