Philip Patrick

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

COVID-19 plays the spoiler as stages try to reopen in Japan

Stage Jun 4, 2020

COVID-19 plays the spoiler as stages try to reopen in Japan

Even in the age of COVID-19, the show must go on, and go on it will. Theater lovers suffering from withdrawal symptoms as a result of cancellations prompted by the coronavirus will be relieved to learn that a number of companies are busily formulating plans ...

Tokyo filling the shoes of European artisans

Style & Design Jul 9, 2017

Tokyo filling the shoes of European artisans

While Yohei Fukuda was learning the art of shoemaking in London in the early 2000s he applied to work at John Lobb, one of the oldest and most prestigious footwear firms in the world. He was offered a position, but was asked if he ...