Sample Work

Here are a few articles I’ve written:

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

Japanese Family Fights to Reclaim Brother Kidnapped by North Korea
Kaoru Hasuike Comes Home As a Stranger 24 Years Later
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB105458930353604300

As Japan Votes, Aid to Countryside Hangs in Balance
Mr. Koizumi Aims to Remove Crutches for Rural Areas; An Airport With 4 Flights
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB112603889772233072

Koizumi’s Success Charts the Path To Japan’s Future
Forceful Leader Governed Effectively Against Odds; No Going Back to Old Ways
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB115672233528846881

Insight: EU foreign policy chief Ashton stays out of the spotlight
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/05/22/us-eu-diplomacy-ashton-idINBRE84L0ER20120522

 

ECONOMY AND BUSINESS

For Ailing Japan, Longevity Takes Bite Out of Economy
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1044915452662905183

Fast-Aging Japan Keeps Its Elders On the Job Longer
Threat to Economic Growth Spurs Incentives, Laws; Trend Other Nations Face
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB111878290178859505

Tax Evasion Dogs Greece
Shadow Economy Hurts Bid to Ease Budget Deficit; a €50 Receipt for €40 Ride
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB20001424052748704182004575055473233674214

Red tape hamstrings Greek growth
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB40001424052702304252704575156023250923324

France, Seeking Growth, Looks to German Tax Model
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052748703859204576053602955729580

Insight: In recession-hit Spain, hints of new competitiveness
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/15/us-europe-competitiveness-idUSBRE90E0AX20130115

 

ENVIRONMENT, SPORT AND HUMAN INTEREST

In Japanese Hands, Snowball Fighting Has Really Grown Up
Some 2,000 Teams Compete To Be in Championships; Tax Officials Toughen Up
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB107775249786239425

At 80, Mr. Hatashita Sails the Pacific Solo To Bring Wife Home
Former Fisherman Journeys From San Diego to Japan With Shizuko’s Ashes
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB111160670781187849

Popular French Web Site Celebrates Life’s Daily Indignities
Readers Revel In Each Other’s Humiliation; The Pâté Was Superbe — or Was It Cat Food?
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB123758847028499981

In Diplomatic Crisis, Ireland Presses a Demand on France: World Cup Rematch!
Dublin Seeks Sarkozy’s Intervention After Ref Misses a Hand Ball; Shades of the Soccer War
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB125875357490357925

Charles Lindbergh Won the Prize, but Did His Rival Get There First?
A Countryman Tries to Unravel the Unsolved Mystery of Charles Nungesser’s Last Flight
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424053111904480904576498061491234304

The quiet sinking of the world’s deltas
http://www.futureearth.org/blog/2014-apr-4/quiet-sinking-worlds-deltas