ARI SHARP

For ARI SHARP's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Taking long-distance view of Japan’s global future

Christopher J. LaFleur founded LM Associates in 2011. Previously he served as U.S. ambassador to Malaysia from 2004 to 2007...

At home in the classroom, be it in London or Tokyo

A few years back, Kirsten O’Connor realized she had been in education since age three. Now in her 40s, she...

‘Zest for life’ shapes over 30 years of work, play in Japan

Tokyo has its own Tintin! He may be older than Herge’s beloved character, and his cheeks ruddier, but Fabrice Tilot...

Unique programs target a broad spectrum of viewers

For 20 years, Discovery Japan had shown television viewers the world around them. While Discovery Channel and Animal Planet were...

An ongoing pursuit of collaboration, innovation

For Italian Ambassador Giorgio Starace, the partnership between Japanese and Italian companies is a natural fit. In the spirit of...

Final post informed by nearly 20 years in Japan

Singtong Lapisatepun was 16 when he first came to Japan. A student from the Thai countryside, he received a scholarship...

Asset management in an age of long life expectancy

Come matsuri festival time, when the temple elders in well-heeled Hamamatsucho are looking for help carrying the omikoshi portable shrine,...

Vision for automotive tech merges safety, creativity

Those who wander into TRI-AD’s Nihonbashi office would be hard-pressed to miss the Toyota Winglet — a personal mobility device...

Setting the pace: Career diplomat tackles latest role

After Tokyo Olympics organizers moved the marathon to Hokkaido, Peter van der Vliet was among those disappointed. As a marathoner,...

Stand-up plans: Trading caricatures for awareness

A half-hour into chatting with Patrick Harlan over coffee at a Yotsuya bakery, two women grab seats nearby. The ladies...