EDITORIAL: Japan must tell North Korea that its provocations are pointless
North Korea has kept up a series of provocative missile launches this year. In its latest test, apparently a political gesture, North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile...
VOX POPULI: Both victory and defeat offer important lessons
Many writers of "senryu" cynical poetry are master observers of life. Santaro Kawakami (1891-1968), one of Japan's foremost postwar senryu poets, penned this piece: "No miracle...
Tokyo metropolitan assemblyman Akihiro Suzuki, right, apologizes to fellow assembly member Ayaka Shiomura for his sexist jeering in June. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
COMMENTARY: Sexist thinking infringes on the right to choose one's ...
Offensive jeering directed at female members of the Tokyo metropolitan assembly and the Lower House of the Diet recently triggered a public uproar.
Scholars say Cabinet decision opens, not ends, debate on...
POINT OF VIEW: Hidehiko Mukoyama: S. Korea extends retirement age...
INTERVIEW/ Akira Iriye: Transcending the logic of power
Eiju Hangai (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
EDITORIAL: Renewable energy promotion a good opportunity to...
A recent survey jointly conducted by The Asahi Shimbun and Hitotsubashi University has found that 80 percent of municipalities throughout the country that responded to the questionnaire are willing to promote renewable...
EDITORIAL: Osprey redeployment plan should be more than a...
EDITORIAL: Japan needs registration system to regulate ‘name...
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EDITORIAL: Russia must clarify cause of Malaysia Airlines jet crash
Natsuki Uchiyama (Photo by Michiko Yamamoto)
VOX POPULI: AKB48 member pitches better understanding of the...
Natsuki Uchiyama, a member of the all-girl idol group AKB48 and a first-year student at Keio University, has been adept at memorizing sentences since she was a child. She knows the Constitution by heart and can recite in one...
VOX POPULI: Each mountain should be a delight in its own way
VOX POPULI: Debate brews over product name in coffee industry
VOX POPULI: Safety of Chinese food products raises concerns
A log-grown shiitake mushroom producer in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, appears despondent in April 2012 after shipments from the city were suspended. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
COMMENTARY: Radioactive pollution endangers cultures of Tohoku...
ICHINOSEKI, Iwate Prefecture--Residents of the Higashiyama district, some 15 kilometers east of the center of this northeastern city, used to go into the mountains to gather wild plants to serve on their tables following the...
COMMENTARY: Rough-and-tumble Chinese struggle to become world...
COMMENTARY: Chinese come out in droves to vote ... in AKB48...
POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: A kind of democracy that makes ...

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