EDITORIAL: Finding a viable future for rural areas full of pitfalls
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is making the regeneration of provincial areas a top policy priority for his reshuffled Cabinet.
VOX POPULI: Blessed 'inactivity' a prerogative of the elderly
The Japanese expression "shidokenai," which is rarely heard nowadays, means "sloppy" in dress or posture. But it can also be used to describe the grace and charm of unaffected...
Murong Xuecun in Hong Kong (Photo by Gen Pau)
INTERVIEW/ Murong Xuecun: Internet main battlefield over free...
HONG KONG--Beijing is intensifying efforts to regain its “turf” on the Internet, the main battlefield over free speech between authorities and citizens in China, according to a popular writer and influential blogger.
POINT OF VIEW/ Takeshi Jingu: Risks, opportunities in China’s...
POINT OF VIEW/ Morton H. Halperin: Time to strike a comprehensive...
INTERVIEW/ Sun Ge: Unprejudiced curiosity is needed to mend...
The Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
EDITORIAL: Plans to restart Sendai nuclear plant leave a multitude ...
Last week, the government implemented several procedural steps toward restarting the Sendai nuclear plant’s No. 1 and No. 2 reactors, operated by Kyushu Electric Power Co.
EDITORIAL: We take to heart the basic principle in arguing our...
EDITORIAL: Keidanren unconvincing in pushing political donations
EDITORIAL: Abe should face sober diplomatic realities in South Asia
EDITORIAL: Emperor Showa annals should be used to squarely face...
Newly promoted ozeki Goeido in Fuso, Aichi Prefecture, on July 30 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
VOX POPULI: Ozeki's 'Yamato damashii' bulging with meaning
Sept. 14 was the first day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. One big draw of this tournament is newly promoted ozeki Goeido. Sumo fans are eager to watch his bouts to see how he performs as ozeki, a title he acquired after...
VOX POPULI: Asahi must start from scratch to restore destroyed...
VOX POPULI: Time to stop treating Okinawa as ‘a means to an...
VOX POPULI: The quagmire of terrorism that plagues the world
Pag-asa Island, part of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
COMMENTARY: Manila in new arms race with a China it cannot match
SPRATLY ISLANDS--Pag-asa (hope) Island looked like a historic battlefield when I chartered a fishing boat in August to visit this Philippine military outpost in the South China Sea.
COMMENTARY: Fukushima alive with seeds of industrial innovation
POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: Amid wars, reality is more...
COMMENTARY: Nagasaki A-bomb survivor's anger bursts out as Abe...

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