William Hollingworth

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

Nov 21, 2015

One-man 'Madam Butterfly' sequel debuts in London

A sequel to Giacomo Puccini's classic opera "Madam Butterfly" is being staged for the first time at a London theater and the creators hope they can take it eventually to the place of the original story's setting in Nagasaki, southwestern Japan. The tragic tale of ...

U.K. warms to idea of Japanese-style office naps

Jun 18, 2015

U.K. warms to idea of Japanese-style office naps

Taking a quick nap at your desk or even in a meeting is not an uncommon sight in Japanese offices, but it's something you're unlikely to find in Britain, where workers are expected to remain alert at all times. In Japan, the practice is known ...

West's first Buddhist mission was in London

Mar 18, 2015

West's first Buddhist mission was in London

Buddhists in Japan — aided by an Irishman — established the religion's first Western mission in London, according to research by a team of academics in Ireland and Japan. The recent discovery overturns the long-held assumption that the first Buddhist mission in the West was ...

Oct 17, 2014

Art show on Fukushima food safety causes stir

A controversial performance artist whose work explores the safety of food from Fukushima Prefecture is attracting media interest at one of London's most prestigious contemporary art shows. New York-based Ei Arakawa is offering free soup to visitors at the Frieze Art Fair made from mushrooms ...