EDITORIAL: For Okinawa voters, Futenma relocation not an ‘issue of the past’
The official campaign period for the Nov. 16 Okinawa gubernatorial election began on Oct. 30.
VOX POPULI: Quotes from October, when winds bring disappointments, realizations and deserved recognition
The year’s first “kogarashi” wintry gusts buffeted Tokyo and elsewhere while it was still autumn on the calendar. The seasons changed fast in October, an impression furthered...
Anti-Korean demonstrators march through Tokyo's Shin-Okubo district in February. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
POINT OF VIEW/ Naoto Higuchi: Japanese conservatives should break...
The media often portray participants in discriminatory “hate speech” demonstrations as socially maladapted people seeking to vent their pent-up sentiments.
POINT OF VIEW/ Mikiko Abe: With nuclear plant idled, townsfolk in...
POINT OF VIEW/ Akira Kugiko: Public indifference to disaster...
POINT OF VIEW/ Yuji Miura: How will China deal with falling...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers questions during a Lower House plenary session on Oct. 28 about revisions to the worker dispatch law. (Shogo Koshida)
EDITORIAL: Equal treatment principle must also apply to dispatched ...
The Diet on Oct. 28 began debating a bill to revise the law governing the temporary staffing industry.
EDITORIAL: Restarting reactors not an issue for host city alone
EDITORIAL: Government should not meddle in ethics education
EDITORIAL: Constitution needs higher priority on Diet agenda
EDITORIAL: China’s one-party rule is incompatible with the rule...
A craftsman makes traditional “hosokawa-shi” paper in Higashi-Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture, on Oct. 28. (Hikaru Uchida)
VOX POPULI: Japanese traditional ‘washi’ paper deserves UNESCO ...
Novelist Junichiro Tanizaki (1886-1965) notes in "In-ei Raisan" (In Praise of Shadows), an essay on Japanese aesthetics, that he sees European-made paper as only serving practical purposes, whereas he feels a calming warmth in ...
VOX POPULI: How one son found peace despite his mother's dementia
VOX POPULI: Musing on the passing of multi-talented Genpei...
VOX POPULI: Japan's love and nostalgia for the chestnut, the...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Yasukuni Shrine in December 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
POINT OF VIEW/ Eiji Oguma: Japan should draw line between itself,...
Japan continues to face criticism in the United States over the issue of wartime “comfort women.”
POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: True patriots recognize the...
COMMENTARY: Now is the time to listen to nuclear pessimists
COMMENTARY: Known or unknown, A-bomb remnants key to passing on...

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