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For Philip Brasor's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

In 2019, how hungry is Japan for whale meat?

Business | YEN FOR LIVING Jan 11, 2019

In 2019, how hungry is Japan for whale meat?

Japan is currently the object of criticism for its decision to leave the International Whaling Commission, and resume commercial whaling in territorial waters and its own exclusive economic zone. People who support the move cite either cultural reasons — Japan traditionally, they assert, is ...

Korean wartime labor rulings spark debate

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Dec 8, 2018

Korean wartime labor rulings spark debate

The 2017 South Korean film, "The Battleship Island," has yet to receive a theatrical release in Japan, even though it's set on Hashima, more commonly known as Gunkanjima, a former mining complex off the coast of Kyushu and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Given ...