Japanese firms are struggling to deal with increasingly unreasonable demands from customers.
Rob Gilhooly is an award-winning British photographer and writer whose work has appeared in publications around the globe, including the Guardian and New Scientist. He was formerly a staff writer at the Japan Times and has contributed as a freelance since 2002. In 2004, he obtained an MA in journalism. His website can be found at www.japanphotojournalist.com
For Rob Gilhooly's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Violent offenders in Japan are increasingly seeking the notoriety that comes with being sentenced to death for their crimes.
Motoo Abiko, aka Fujiko A. Fujio, made his mark by testing the boundaries of the manga genre with quirky concepts and dark humor.
The Olympic flame flickers amid faltering reforms and fading interest as the pandemic exposes shortcomings in the commercial goals of the Summer and Winter Games.
On the 100th anniversary of the prime minister’s assassination in Tokyo, we examine the peace-loving global aspirations of a man who coveted self-determination over succession.
While such crimes are rare in Japan, the copycat nature of the most recent attack has led to calls for further safety measures on trains and other public transportation.
Despite its relatively small land mass, the peninsula is replete with a plethora of natural, cultural and historical attractions
Many revelers said they felt excluded from the political process, and that there was more chance of a zombie invasion than the LDP being ousted from power.
William Sempill’s mission to Japan 100 years ago led to intelligence leaks that some believe were partly to blame for Japan’s audacious attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
The games confirmed Japan’s postwar re-integration into the international fold, but also served as a symbol of its modernization.