EDITORIAL: Diet must keep vigilant eye on state secrecy cases
What role should the Diet perform to prevent arbitrary enforcement of the newly enacted state secrets protection law?
VOX POPULI: With a storehouse of treasured memories, life really does begin at 60
Many people have favorite lines of poetry that are usually dormant in their memory, but are called up from time to time.
Sadakazu Osaki (Provided by Nomura Research Institute)
POINT OF VIEW/ Sadakazu Osaki: Extended TSE trading hours could...
The Tokyo Stock Exchange in February established a working group to look into extending its cash market trading hours.
POINT OF VIEW/ Robert Manning and James Przystup: Obama-Abe summit ...
POINT OF VIEW/ KATSUNOBU SAKURAI: Residents need not be bound by...
POINT OF VIEW/ Shinichi Seki: China’s inland region sees...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and education minister Hakubun Shimomura, second from left, attend a meeting of the Education Rebuilding Implementation Council in February. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
EDITORIAL: Abe administration's disturbing signs of 'Galapagos'...
In his recent address to newly hired government employees, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe exhorted them to broaden their horizons, saying, “In this age of globalization, Galapagos officials who only know about Japan are worthless....
EDITORIAL: Measures to prevent climate catastrophe must be taken...
EDITORIAL: NPDI's declaration disappoints A-bomb survivors,...
EDITORIAL: New basic energy plan offers no convincing vision for...
EDITORIAL: North Korea's Kim should focus on economic...
“Furisode no Shojo” by Hiroshi Matsuzoe (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
VOX POPULI: Hibakusha painter dies amid fresh concerns about...
Many Japanese are familiar with the painting “Furisode no Shojo” (Girls in kimono) even if they don’t know the name of the artist, Hiroshi Matsuzoe. The painting depicts the outdoor cremation of two young girls, clad in...
VOX POPULI: Teachers well-schooled in sciences a must for an early ...
VOX POPULI: Tokyo cabbies full of tales of vagaries of everyday...
VOX POPULI: Observing the erratic skies of today and global warming
Genichiro Takahashi (Photo by Shinobu Igasaki)
POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: Navigating pervasive...
When I turned on the TV set, Kim Yu-na of South Korea had just finished her performance as the last skater in the women's free skate at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
POINT OF VIEW/ Nozomu Hayashi: Japan's hawks help Chinese...
POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: Scars of war have not gone away
POINT OF VIEW: Tough times for Chinese students studying Japanese

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