EDITORIAL: Okinawa must not be sacrificed for Tokyo's agenda
Fisheries minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on March 30 temporarily invalidated Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga’s instruction to the Defense Ministry’s Okinawa Defense Bureau to suspend ...
VOX POPULI: Young need to be savvy about dangers posed by the Internet
When Mika started her blog, she introduced herself as a "fifth-grader in Class 1 at No. 4 Elementary School, student ID number 16." One day, she attached a photo of a woman in her...
A monument bearing lines from Kenji Miyazawa's poem "Ame ni mo Makezu" (Unbeaten by rain) stands damaged at Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 29, 2011, two weeks after the Great East Japan Earthquake. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
POINT OF VIEW/ Jun'ichi Isomae: Time to form solidarity to link...
The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, which triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster, was immediately followed by a legion of photo books, collections of testimonies, journalistic reports and books addressing the...
POINT OF VIEW/ Yuko Endo: 4 years from nuclear disaster, Fukushima ...
POINT OF VIEW/ Takeshi Shimamura: U.S. tax rules, funding costs...
INTERVIEW/ Park Yu-ha: Untangling the emotional friction over...
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EDITORIAL: Regular updates, flexibility needed for earthquake...
The government’s Central Disaster Management Council on March 30 released an emergency response plan to deal with the feared huge earthquake that could occur along the Nankai Trough, a long submarine depression off the...
EDITORIAL: Atmosphere of society lets Abe honk his adventurism horn
EDITORIAL: Diet's failure to fix vote-value disparity shows...
EDITORIAL: Abe making light of the Constitution by calling SDF...
EDITORIAL: Local elections a chance to address pressing issues for ...
Eri Watanabe visits Shichigahama, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 5. The tsunami on March 11, 2011, swept away her grandmother, as well as her home. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
VOX POPULI: Quotes from March, a time for reflection and renewed...
The spring weather cheers the heart, but this is also a season for contemplation. Below are some comments made during March, a month that brings to mind many things that should never be forgotten.
VOX POPULI: Spring is time for fresh start with no winners, losers
VOX POPULI: 6 months after Ontakesan eruption, heightened...
VOX POPULI: Be it baseball or soccer, fan enthusiasm exactly the...
Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, offers flowers at the memorial cenotaph in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in 2008. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Wreaths for reconciliation—Hopes of a veteran journalist
I recently sent for a book from Japan that a friend recommended, titled "The Day President Obama Lays a Wreath at Hiroshima." It was written six years ago by Fumio Matsuo, a former Washington bureau chief of Kyodo News.
COMMENTARY: Fukushima laments fading memories of nuclear disaster
POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: Prayer for tolerance--the...
COMMENTARY: ‘Wishful thinking’ of nuclear insiders must not be ...

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