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

Proposed reform to Japan's immigration law causes concern

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Oct 27, 2018

Proposed reform to Japan's immigration law causes concern

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe receives a lot of grief from left-leaning pundits who consider his policies and outlook regressive, but right-leaning commentators aren't always enamored of the country’s leader either. They voice frustration at his refusal to visit the controversial Yasukuni Shrine and find ...

Politics and cinema intermingle at Busan International Film Festival

Film Oct 13, 2018

Politics and cinema intermingle at Busan International Film Festival

The 23rd edition of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) opened Oct. 4 as Typhoon Kong-rey approached the South Korean port city. When the storm peaked on Saturday morning, some public events were cancelled, but the screenings continued and were still packed with press, ...