Hamish McDonald
is The Saturday Paper’s world editor.  

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Travel February 04, 2017

Shin Hinomoto, Tokyo

Beneath one of Tokyo’s busiest train lines is an izakaya bar run by an expat Englishman, the inheritor of his Japanese family’s long-running deal in the city’s famous fish market.

World January 28, 2017

Trump’s presidency begins with a bang not a whimper

Focus on US marines in Darwin; testing times ahead; Brexit tensions.

World December 24, 2016

Peace more polarised as terror takes reins

Unholy conflict; China warning shot; Ahok judgement; Euro loses currency

World December 17, 2016

Putin pal Tillerson to steer foreign policy

Last bastion falls; Donor cabals; Trump credit chaos; Erdoğan angles; ABC pulls Pacific short-wave plug

World December 10, 2016

China hawks in Donald Trump team behind Taiwan call

Taiwan trade risk; NZ friendlier for seasonal workers from Pacific Islands; Italy’s PM resigns.

World December 03, 2016

Europe elections may follow Brexit–Trump trend

South Korea’s Park offers to fall on her sword; China eyes change; James Curran forecasts less united states.

World November 26, 2016

APEC awaits Donald Trump’s plans for trade pacts

President-elect chooses candidates for key posts; vale Des Ball.

World November 19, 2016

Shinzō Abe tries to get a read on US-Japan alliance

Third arrow misfire; Vlad-handing; LDP bloodline flows Down Under; Trump’s Razzie.

World November 12, 2016

Donald Trump rides the end of the American Dream

Asia surprised at Trump win; ANZUS as usual.