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For Tim Lewis's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

The car of the future that runs on air

Mar 30, 2013

The car of the future that runs on air

There was a sense, when I arrived in Paris a couple of weeks ago, that France was if not quite in meltdown then certainly enduring a profound existential crisis. Unemployment had metastasized to 10.6 percent, and the country's credit rating was in the dumps. President ...

An economist's guide to romance

/ Mar 10, 2013

An economist's guide to romance

THE ROMANTIC ECONOMIST, by William Nicolson. Short Books, 2013, 304 pp., £12 (hardcover) Right at the end of "The Romantic Economist" — nonspoiler alert! — the author William Nicolson starts referring in the third person to "William Nicolson," the protagonist of the pages. It was ...