Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson

Based in Asia since 1987, Christopher Johnson (www.globalitemagazine.com) is author of Siamese Dreams, Kobe Blue and Freedom’s Rainbow.

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Cabin fever: life aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship

Hong Kong traveller Yardley Wong became the voice of the quarantined passengers through social media.

Hong Kong traveller Yardley Wong became the voice of the quarantined passengers through social media.

30 Mar 2020 - 10:13AM
Japan’s coronavirus response questioned as tourism nosedives on its tropical islands

The description, by the mayor of Kumamoto prefecture, reflects public frustration with the government’s efforts to stem the coronavirus outbreak that has battered the country’s tourism industry.

The description, by the mayor of Kumamoto prefecture, reflects public frustration with the government’s efforts to stem the coronavirus outbreak that has battered the country’s tourism industry.

6 Mar 2020 - 7:36AM
Coronavirus: Diamond Princess guest slammed as ‘Ugly American’ for refusing to self-isolate

Matthew Smith has been going sightseeing in Japan, where officials have not required disembarked passengers to undergo another round of quarantine.

Matthew Smith has been going sightseeing in Japan, where officials have not required disembarked passengers to undergo another round of quarantine.

28 Feb 2020 - 9:57PM
Coronavirus: Diamond Princess misery continues for Hongkongers as second evacuation delayed, while number of infected city passengers soars to 65

The number of local infections on coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess rises by 10 to 65. Second airlift for city passengers delayed until Friday night.

The number of local infections on coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess rises by 10 to 65. Second airlift for city passengers delayed until Friday night.

21 Feb 2020 - 12:15AM
As Tennis Australia goes from strength to strength, playing standards continue to slip in poisonous environment

While the aggressive federation is making waves, the players are making headlines for all the wrong reasons

While the aggressive federation is making waves, the players are making headlines for all the wrong reasons

23 Jan 2019 - 11:28AM
Andy Murray: how the gawky, shy teenager battled to become one of the world’s best and a reluctant feminist icon

Scot could be set to retire at this year’s Australian Open

Scot could be set to retire at this year’s Australian Open

14 Jan 2019 - 4:20PM
Opinion | Strongman leaders are on the rise. Blame it on the West’s moral cowardice

Double standards and hypocrisy have undercut the erstwhile moral authority of the West, leaving the door open for authoritarian rulers to strut on the world stage.

Double standards and hypocrisy have undercut the erstwhile moral authority of the West, leaving the door open for authoritarian rulers to strut on the world stage.

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