William Hollingworth

For William Hollingworth's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Abduction issue takes center stage in London in 'The Great Wave'

Apr 4, 2018

Abduction issue takes center stage in London in 'The Great Wave'

A new play based on the abduction of Japanese citizens to North Korea has been captivating and educating audiences at the National Theatre in London. "The Great Wave," which tells the fictional story of one family's fight to find out what happened to their missing ...

Ex-JETs a major source of Japan's soft power: U.K. study

Feb 19, 2018

Ex-JETs a major source of Japan's soft power: U.K. study

Japan's soft power has been boosted immeasurably by its decades-long policy of recruiting foreign graduates to come and teach in the country, according to a study by a British-based researcher. Sharleen Estampador-Hughson, from the University of Sheffield, argues that the experience of living in the ...

Doubts remain over Japanese automakers' plans after British exit

Nov 24, 2016

Doubts remain over Japanese automakers' plans after British exit

Despite Nissan Motor Co.'s decision to keep automotive production in Britain after its exit from the European Union, industry experts have mixed views over whether other Japanese carmakers will follow suit. Experts interviewed are unsure how freely British firms will be able to trade in ...