The 1964 Olympics were momentous in that they heralded Japan's re-emergence into the world community after the shame and disgrace of its World War II defeat.
Anthony is Fairfax Media's national travel editor. One of Australia's most experienced travel and tourism editors and writers and the author of two travel books, he is a long-time commentator on travel and tourism issues. He has appeared at many travel and tourism events over the years as both a speaker and a moderator. Anthony is a former deputy editor of The Sydney Morning Herald as well as former editor of the Australian Travel + Leisure magazine. He was the Australia-New Zealand correspondent for Travel + Leisure US. www.traveller.com.au
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