Robert Dujarric

For Robert Dujarric's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Commentary / Japan Nov 16, 2016

What Abe should tell Trump

Abe must convince Trump that the U.S. global role is not some expensive alimony but an investment that generates a higher rate of return than any building in New York City.

Commentary / Japan Jan 25, 2016

Japan without ambition

The parochialism of Japan's ruling caste blinds it from seeing how the rest of the world is adapting. Therefore, unless a great leader shows up, Japan will require a massive shock to awake from its slumber.

Commentary / Japan Nov 17, 2015

Behind Japanese parochialism

Japan's parochialism is embedded in history and the economic, educational and social structure. We should not expect to see more than a slow change — and it might be toward more rather than less isolation.

Reader Mail Apr 22, 2012

Keep the wrecking ball at bay

I like Tokyo Tower. I will get used to the Tokyo Sky Tree (public opening due May 22), but for now I feel more for the familiar graceful lines and the more humane proportions of the older tower. It is an architectural icon, and ...