The athletes, officials and members of the press will import the virus into an Olympic host city during an ongoing pandemic. That can only be assumed.
For Paul De Vries's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Has the nation's group mentality helped it weather the coronavirus storm?
A mutually acceptable accounting of the Nanjing controversy is a matter perhaps best left to wiser generations to resolve.
The Pacific War was a struggle between imperial powers for control of imperial possessions.
In truth, the outbreak of war between the United States and Japan astonished very few at all.
Post-World War II belief that anything less than unconditional surrender is defeat has cost the U.S. dearly, in blood and treasure.
I am a 46-year-old Caucasian male. I have lived in Japan for 17 years with an attitude toward assimilation that would not be looked upon favorably in my native Australia. I would feel worse about this were it not for an undeniable fact: Compared ...
In Japan, paper advertisements hang from the ceilings of train cars. In how many other countries would that be a viable advertising option? Certainly not in my hometown of Melbourne. Back in Australia, the majority of those ads would not survive any given Saturday ...
The story is familiar to regular readers of Zeit Gist. Debito Arudou, a naturalized Japanese citizen, originally from America, was living in Sapporo, Hokkaido, and had heard of the Yunohana public bath's policy of denying entry to foreigners. In 1999, media in tow, he ...