EDITORIAL: Abe must take sincere actions to protect freedom of the press
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe apologized on July 3 for the intimidating remarks made against the news media by lawmakers of his Liberal Democratic Party.
VOX POPULI: When overspending beyond one's means is not only uncool but razz-worthy
Not every classical concert lives up to all the advance hype and rave reviews.
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Tsunehiro Uno: 'Gundam' gets real by embracing confusion
Director Yoshiyuki Tomino's latest offering in the long-running Gundam robot-anime series is still causing controversy months after ending its run in March.
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Firefighters carry a passenger injured by the fire from the Nozomi bullet train in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, on June 30. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
EDITORIAL: Shinkansen fire should lead to review of safety measures
An appalling incident occurred June 30 on Japan’s main rail artery, when a fatal fire broke out inside a Nozomi Shinkansen bullet train while it was running in Kanagawa Prefecture.
EDITORIAL: Flawed plan for Olympic stadium destined to fail
EDITORIAL: Asbestos health damage has yet to peak
EDITORIAL: Japan’s fiscal crunch requires immediate action
EDITORIAL: Utilities compromise their futures by rejecting...
President Barack Obama speaks in the White House in Washington on July 1, announcing that the United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other's capitals to restore ties. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
VOX POPULI: Reconciliation a pearl of great price for Cuba, U.S.
Cuba, dubbed the “pearl of the Caribbean,” has also been likened to a knife pointed at the United States.
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VOX POPULI: Japanese speak their minds at halfway point of 2015
A 76-year-old man pays his respects to his brother on June 23 at a cave  in Itoman, Okinawa Prefecture, where students mobilized for war killed themselves during the 1945 Battle of Okinawa. (Shogo Koshida)
INSIGHT: Japanese relegated war to a ‘thing of the past’
When I read a book written by a psychiatrist, a question loomed in my mind: Did World War II really end 70 years ago?
INSIGHT: Nepal tent villages symbolize tug of war between major...
POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: New ways of doing things can...
COMMENTARY: Don’t let nuclear disaster be forgotten like great...

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