POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: Japan, a country that allows modern-day slavery
More than 20 years ago, I used to frequent fashion shows. Creations by Issey Miyake, Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto were all refreshingly original and beautiful to look at.
EDITORIAL: LDP should present road map for policy agenda
In its campaign platform for the Dec. 14 Lower House election, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party pledges to realize both economic regeneration and fiscal rehabilitation. The...
Francis Fukuyama (Photo by Yuko Lanham)
INTERVIEW/ Francis Fukuyama: Political polarization stymies U.S....
Noted U.S. political scientist Francis Fukuyama said he does not expect to see meaningful reforms in the United States in the next six years due to political polarization despite any Republican Party gains in midterm elections.
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POINT OF VIEW/ Naoto Higuchi: Japanese conservatives should break...
POINT OF VIEW/ Mikiko Abe: With nuclear plant idled, townsfolk in...
Democratic Party of Japan leader Banri Kaieda (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
EDITORIAL: DPJ fails to show how exactly it would change the...
In its manifesto released Nov. 24 for the Dec. 14 Lower House election, the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan pledged a departure from “Abenomics” and a “revival of a solid, affluent middle class,” declaring,...
EDITORIAL: Efforts needed to integrate China into international...
EDITORIAL: Komeito should explain its role in ruling coalition to...
EDITORIAL: Voters can judge Abe’s stance toward Constitution,...
EDITORIAL: Abe’s snap election is not a ‘reset button’ to...
Charred cars are lined up at a dealer in Ferguson, Missouri, on Nov. 25, the day after a riot over a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old. (Daisuke Nakai)
VOX POPULI: Skin-color divide stirs public ire in country of...
It is well known that “Strange Fruit,” the title of a 1939 mega-hit sung by Billie Holiday (1915-1959), refers to the bodies of two lynched black Americans hanging from a tree. Back then, many black Americans, accused of...
VOX POPULI: With snow coming, quake-hit Nagano villagers need help ...
VOX POPULI: Hakuho's rise started with a near-miraculous turn of...
VOX POPULI: Abe's snap election raises abuse of power questions
Tourists crowd the River Kwai Bridge in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. (Ryosuke Ono)
COMMENTARY: Asians revisit 'forgotten history' of Japanese-built...
KUALA LUMPUR--Beneath the rows and rows of tombstones, regularly spaced on the green lawn of the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery in western Thailand near the border with Myanmar, sleep some 7,000 soldiers from Britain, Australia,...
COMMENTARY: China should reduce its nuclear arsenal
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