The Economist Intelligence Unit has declared Osaka the second most livable city in the world. Does a former resident remember it being so wonderful?
For William Lang's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Nobody likes a pandemic, but some people may be a little relieved that they won't have to deal with larger crowds come the Olympics.
As Japan prepares to make immigration services available online, our writer waxes nostalgic on the positives of making the trip out to the physical space itself.
The eyes of the nation are upon you, and they are making sure that you put the trash out correctly.
We discovered a vaccine for COVID-19 in record time, but there are a few things that writer William Lang would like to un-discover about the pandemic if possible.
Writer William Lang’s previous Christmases were all about excess — the more presents and food, the better. But this year, he’s celebrating the holidays with a minimalist approach.
When my son switches from speaking English to Japanese, it seems like his personality changes as well.
With language lessons on hold for many English teachers due to the pandemic, William Lang catches up with some of his own Japanese students.
The travelers among us may want to get into an old state of mind to satisfy their wanderlust.