Michael Hoffman

Michael Hoffman is a fiction and nonfiction writer who has lived in Hokkaido by the sea almost as long as he can remember. He has been contributing regularly to The Japan Times for 10 years. His latest novel is "The Naked Ear" (VBW/Blackcover Books, 2012).

For Michael Hoffman's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Tracing the fluctuations in moral standards

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Jul 27, 2019

Tracing the fluctuations in moral standards

"More than 16,500 women and men were sterilized against their will," reads a newsletter published in 1997 by the Network on Ethics and Intellectual Disability. Shocking. Less so now, as recent developments having made the fact familiar. Shocking all the same. How can civilization have ...