Peter Tasker

Going Back To Tohoku

I scan my memory, jumbled and blurred by hangover, jetlag, lifelag. Got it – he’s a media figure, fronts up current…

Asian Lessons from a Greek Tragedy

In terms of economic policy it is the populists that are pragmatic and the technocrats who inhabit cloud cuckoo land….

Terayama on Life, Death and Fathers

Matsu-san the sushi chef died in a car accident. Mari the hostess committed suicide and my father Hachiro died of disease when fighting…

The Oil Factor: Apocalypse Postponed

High commodity prices were a mechanism for enriching plutocrats, oligarchs and sovereign wealth funds – effectively turning global…