Peter Tasker

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Peter Tasker

Burt Lancaster on Abenomics

If Abenomics proves to be a successful electoral strategy, conservative politicians elsewhere are likely to take note and follow suit…

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Peter Tasker

The Wheel of Fortune

At the age of fifteen he was living with a geisha, and in his thirties he led a group of hard-drinking, brawling Japanese miners to the high Andes……

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Peter Tasker

Sayonara, Mr. Bond

They walk in cool and confident, armed with their PowerPoint presentations. They leave town horizontal, soaked in red ink….

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Peter Tasker

Armageddon Outta Here

The Greeks could do us all a favour by voting Trotskyite and neo-pagan and thus ending a saga that could go on for decades….

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Peter Tasker

Christmas In Havana

In Havana’s Plaza Vieja (old square), a pavement artist produces a sketch of me containing two features that are purely imaginary. One is a nose long enough to stir a mojito; the other is a hat-band…

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Peter Tasker

Who’s Stuffed The Most?

Warren Buffet visited Japan for the first time in November. At the press conference journalists blinked in disbelief at his breezy assertion that their grandchildren…

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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 affairs programs, TV and radio. A real pro, and a nice guy too. “You’re…