New York Times reporter in Tokyo. Occasional tweet-making person.

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@jonathan_soble — 2,526 followers, 254 tweets

Jul 20, 2017


Jul 20, 2017

Not unusual for Japanese VIPs with passable English to rely entirely on the interpreter. It's easier, they don't want to risk mistakes, etc.

Jul 20, 2017

Fun to imagine Akie Abe feigning incomprehension to avoid Trump, but probably false. There was an interpreter. 

Jul 16, 2017

I'm not sure what Pokemon Go is doing for its 1-year anniversary, but it's luring middle-aged dudes to my apartment building.

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