"Biden may have been elected, but it won't be easy to repair the rifts that have widened over the past four years."
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:
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 ...
Since overseas travel has become virtually impossible, some people have been diverting more of their disposable income into luxury items such as new cars.
Japan's mainstream media might be taking their cue from the new administration of Yoshihide Suga
One reliable way to discern if the corporate ship is listing severely is to scrutinize the behavior of its president.
"China is trying to hijack the networks and communications infrastructure of other countries," a data analyst warns.
Instant noodles were one of the most sought-after consumer items in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
According to industry data, total sales of jeans of all types reached 78 million pairs in 2002. The current annual figure is believed to have fallen below 40 million.
Some media outlets are weighing the pros and cons of mounting an actual "blockade" of Tokyo's well-known entertainment district.
Once you know the vocabulary used in a Japanese survey, you'll be able to give your opinion on a range of issues.