Patrick Parr

Patrick Parr is the author of "The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age."

For Patrick Parr's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

How Coretta Scott King brought her husband's message to Japan

General Jan 17, 2019

How Coretta Scott King brought her husband's message to Japan

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which this year falls on Jan. 21, is a federal holiday that marks the birthday (Jan. 15, 1929) of one of the United States' most-revered civil rights leaders. After King was killed in 1968 while standing on the second-floor balcony ...

Young Abe: focused student, proud Mustang owner

Issues | LEARNING CURVE Dec 9, 2015

Young Abe: focused student, proud Mustang owner

Long before Abenomics or his first stint as prime minister, long before he'd risen through the ranks of the Japanese government, there was once a reserved 24-year-old young man who drove through the streets of Los Angeles in search of cultural illumination. It was ...