EDITORIAL: How to treat nation's foreign residents a burning issue
When foreign residents who are in Japan legally fall into financial hardships, what sort of safety net should be there to ensure that their basic needs are met?
VOX POPULI: Existence of Ainu is not a matter of opinion
Before the law to promote Ainu culture was enacted in 1997, Shigeru Kayano (1926-2006), the first ethnic Ainu member of the Diet, made this unforgettable comment, "Democracy is...
Hiromu Nonaka, former chief Cabinet secretary, in Kyoto (Photo by Yoshinori Toyomane)
INTERVIEW/ Hiromu Nonaka: War should not be repeated, collective...
The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on July 1 decided to reinterpret Japan’s pacifist Constitution to lift the country’s self-imposed ban on the right to exercise collective self-defense.
INTERVIEW/ Bates Gill: Optimism for China’s future dims as it...
INTERVIEW/ Wu Jianmin: Calm, rational diplomacy serves China’s...
POINT OF VIEW/ Toshihito Kayano: Japan must prepare for bursting...
World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo with Indonesian trade minister Gita Wirjawan, who served as chairman of the WTO ministerial meeting held in Bali last December (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
EDITORIAL: WTO should be more flexible to establish new global...
With cross-border interactions in the modern world of globalization increasing at a dizzying pace, international efforts to develop rules governing such activity often fail to keep up with reality.
EDITORIAL: Food security policy should be more diversified
EDITORIAL: Wise decisions needed from Abe and Park to ensure good...
EDITORIAL: Japan needs meaningful language, not demagogic words,...
EDITORIAL: Online relationships a very one-sided thing
Gen Kida in 2009 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
VOX POPULI: Remembering Gen Kida, philosopher who warned against...
Gen Kida, a prominent philosopher and professor emeritus at Chuo University who died Aug. 16 at age 85, wrote prose that was gentle in tone and sometimes humorous.
VOX POPULI: New word may help the obese lose weight
VOX POPULI: The importance of handing down memories of war
VOX POPULI: Author Yamada’s reflections on war’s end resonate...
Lugou Bridge, also known as Marco Polo Bridge, outside Beijing (AP Photo)
COMMENTARY: Confucian spirit of 'loyalty, empathy' found nowhere...
BEIJING--The summer sunlight here is so dazzling.
POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: ‘Let It Go’ and thaw the...
COMMENTARY: Radioactive pollution endangers cultures of Tohoku...
COMMENTARY: Rough-and-tumble Chinese struggle to become world...

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