The Feb. 20 article “Dyson urges youths to take interest in engineering, science” was a sad piece of journalism. The real story on British-born James Dyson (the founder of Dyson Ltd. who was in Tokyo this month to promote a new vacuum cleaner) would require a more time-consuming article on the quality of Dyson products and the company’s clever use of marketing.

In Canada I worked as a consumer affairs researcher for a TV show called “Marketplace.” We actually tested products rather than allow such wide yielding opinion interviews or adversarial-type articles as The Japan Times seems comfortable publishing.

stephen overbury