EDITORIAL: Common sense lacking in Upper House electoral reform
The revised Public Offices Election Law was enacted on July 28, clearing the way for the implementation of a “plus 10, minus 10” formula to reform the Upper House electoral...
VOX POPULI: Kids should know what goes into the test tube that created them
"The right to become a parent" is an expression I heard for the first time 10 years ago when I interviewed Seiko Noda, a Liberal Democratic Party legislator who was receiving...
Richard Falk during an interview in Tokyo (Photo by Takaharu Yagi)
INTERVIEW/ Richard Falk: New global order needed to pursue...
The Islamic State group’s expanding influence, the lack of progress in Middle East peace talks and the increase in ethnic and religious conflicts are just some of the signs of greater confusion in the world today.
INTERVIEW/ Bilahari Kausikan: China trying to push U.S. aside in...
POINT OF VIEW/ Hidehiko Mukoyama: South Korea needs to break...
POINT OF VIEW/ Adam P. Liff and Andrew S. Erickson: Japan-China...
Demonstrators hold placards that read, “We do not tolerate Abe's politics” at a protest in Fukuoka on July 18. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
EDITORIAL: Basic security questions remain unanswered, eroding...
The Upper House on July 27 started deliberating the package of government-drafted national security bills that recently cleared the Lower House.
EDITORIAL: Abe hurts himself by pretending to listen to opposing...
EDITORIAL: Tsurumi’s tough-minded, anti-conformist philosophy...
EDITORIAL: Tokyo, Beijing must avert cycle of mutual distrust in...
EDITORIAL: Urgent need to protect World Heritage sites in danger
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with his special adviser Yosuke Isozaki, left (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
VOX POPULI: The house that Abe built: big and gray spoiling a...
Writing a new law is like constructing a new building, says former Cabinet Legislation Bureau chief Masahiro Sakata in "Seifu no Kenpo Kaishaku" (How the government interprets the Constitution).
VOX POPULI: Exhibition gives visitors a whiff of Cleopatra’s...
VOX POPULI: Philospher Tsurumi had a keen eye for putting things...
VOX POPULI: Swift action needed to oust corrupt guardians of...
Genichiro Takahashi (Photo by Makiko Ikenaga)
POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: An eye-opening self-education...
I can read some German with the aid of a dictionary. I can decipher a little Russian, too, if I keep my nose in a dictionary. Both languages are self-taught.
INSIGHT: Does today's Japan deserve the love of kamikaze pilots?
INSIGHT: Voices of ‘people’ present dilemma for China’s...
INSIGHT: Chinese reporters employ ‘edge ball’ to dodge speech...

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