EDITORIAL: Abe’s perverse argument for rewriting Constitution
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been aggressively signaling his eagerness to rewrite the Constitution, which potentially includes the revision of its war-renouncing Article 9.
VOX POPULI: The antidote to vicious rumors is telling the truth
Writer Saiichi Maruya (1925-2012) penned a personal episode in which a situation he faced ended up being portrayed totally in reverse of what had happened.
Takanori Fujita, representative director of Hotplus, during a recent interview (Soichi Furuya)
POINT OF VIEW/ Takanori Fujita: In a fair society, poor seniors...
As a social worker who has assisted impoverished people for more than a decade, I have seen more cases of salaried workers falling into poverty after leading ordinary lives.
INTERVIEW/ Tomoshi Okuda: Abe’s ‘dynamic engagement' of all...
POINT OF VIEW/ Morihiro Hosokawa: Approach to erotic art...
POINT OF VIEW/ Kimiko Date-Krumm: I got 'second serve' on maiden...
An organization session for the new U.N. nuclear disarmament working group in Geneva on Jan. 28 (The Asahi Shimbun)
EDITORIAL: Japan should lead U.N. talks to establish nuclear ban...
The Japanese government has decided to join a new working group on nuclear disarmament that the United Nations will set up later this month.
EDITORIAL: To fight Zika virus, Japan should improve public health ...
EDITORIAL: Civilian control needed to stop dodgy SDF monitoring of ...
EDITORIAL: Spring labor talks should bring better pay for...
EDITORIAL: Scrapped emergency plan puts Kyushu Electric’s safety ...
Ume flowers bloom at a park in Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture, on Feb. 4, which is the first day of spring by the lunar calendar. (The Asahi Shimbun)
VOX POPULI: The changing light heralds the advent of spring
Some readers of this column may have recently found themselves humming “Soshunfu” (Ode to early spring), a Japanese song first released in 1913.
VOX POPULI: Kazuhiro, the next step is up to you
VOX POPULI: Mankind facing new global health threat in Zika virus
VOX POPULI: Seeds for U.S. presidential race planted in rural...
Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party declares victory in Taiwan's presidential election in Taipei on Jan. 16. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
INSIGHT: Rival in Taiwan captures Republic of China flag
Unforeseen developments sometimes rock elections in Taiwan. The latest incident, which shook the Jan. 16 presidential and national assembly elections, revolved around the flag of the Republic of China, designated the...
INSIGHT: Ballet schools in disaster areas help young dancers...
INSIGHT: Henoko the sole option for base relocation--but only in...
INSIGHT: Communities displaced by 2011 disaster deprived of rights ...

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