Leading Japanese companies are considering selling off prestigious headquarters in central Tokyo as COVID-19 continues to reshape business operations.
Mark Schreiber worked as a salaryman in travel, consumer electronics, computer software, advertising and market research before turning to translation and writing full time. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he has lived in Tokyo since 1966.
For Mark Schreiber's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The unusually cold winter this year is putting a strain on power utilities nationwide.
The initial reactions in the Japanese media, which focused on the flamboyant garb of a certain individual that was part of the unruly mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Setsubun comes before the arrival of spring and it's marked by efforts to cast demons out of your home. However, we can't get the demons out of the Japanese language.
Examining the challenges facing Soka Gakkai, a new teen comic book hero and coffee franchises nationwide amid the pandemic.
From looking at the contents, you'd never have guessed what a crazy year 2020 has been.
While many popular items in 2020 were related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a few surprises attracted attention.
Revenue this year is expected to plunge by as much as 20% from 2019.
"Biden may have been elected, but it won't be easy to repair the rifts that have widened over the past four years."
An oft-cited passage from the Gospel of Matthew (6:24) goes: "No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and ...