In Japan, a new imperial era, "Reiwa," evoking an ancient ideal of harmony. In Britain, the precise opposite: another night of parliamentary discord. Thoughts on this striking contrast
Thinking about Brexit from the other side of the world. Britain today is in a state of acute political crisis, yet Japan seems a model of political stability. Why?
"Why are Japan and Britain in such different political states? ...A more profound answer is that while Britain has embraced immigration, Japan has resisted it." Even for this is astonishingly ahistorical and badly argued.