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Mark Schreiber

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:

Media stews over growing Chinese numbers in Japan

/ | Jul 14, 2018

Media stews over growing Chinese numbers in Japan

Since last year, immigration has been dominating the news in North America and Europe. Recently, it's become a hot topic in Japan as well. Business weekly Shukan Diamond (July 7) ran a 34-page, three-part special titled "Nippon no Chugokujin: Zen kaimei" (The Chinese of Japan: ...

Implementation of minpaku laws lambasted

/ | Jun 30, 2018

Implementation of minpaku laws lambasted

One year ago, the Kasumigaseki Watch column in the monthly business magazine Keizaikai (August 2017) noted that while the government has set an annual target of 40 million foreign visitors by 2020, the tourism ministry was unable to formulate an effective strategy due to ...