EDITORIAL: Japan needs strategy to win international understanding of dolphin hunt
The drive hunt is a traditional method for capturing dolphins alive by herding them together by boats into an area where they cannot escape. In Japan, this method is used in Taiji,...
VOX POPULI: Abe fails history lesson in debate with Communist Party's Shii
Back when Keio University professor Koji Matsui was a trade ministry bureaucrat on loan to the prime minister's office, he watched Japanese Communist Party Chairman Kazuo Shii take...
Thai Deputy Prime Minister Pridiyathorn Devakula, right, and Industry Minister Chakramon Phasukvanich call for investments in Thailand in Osaka in February. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
POINT OF VIEW/ Keiichiro Oizumi: Thailand’s new investment...
The Thai government began implementing its Seven-Year Investment Promotion Strategy (2015-2021) in January. Its aims are to enhance the country’s industrial structure and the correction of regional income disparities, and...
POINT OF VIEW/ Yoko Morishita: Ballerina from Hiroshima performs...
INTERVIEW/ Yauemon Sato: Fukushima must reclaim energy resources...
POINT OF VIEW: Abe continues to show different faces to U.S., Asia
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
EDITORIAL: Abe's responses to security questions smack of...
What stood out in the first debates between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and opposition party heads in the current Diet session was Abe’s insincere replies that were designed to obscure the essence of questions about security...
EDITORIAL: The dangers of applying security legislation in South...
EDITORIAL: Safety of Osprey needs reassessment
EDITORIAL: New sports agency should nurture communities, not just...
EDITORIAL: 43 years on, Okinawa still forced to serve mainland's...
The crash site of a U.S. military helicopter in June 1988 is only 1.5 kilometers from the Ikata nuclear power plant, seen in the background, in Ehime Prefecture. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
VOX POPULI: Will another nuclear accident occur? Never say 'never'
In June 1988, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter crashed into a mountain in Ehime Prefecture, killing all seven marines aboard. The fiery crash left a smoldering gouge in a "mikan" orange grove.
VOX POPULI: An 'eccentric' author who understood the dark side of...
VOX POPULI: Osaka Mayor Hashimoto nosedives into a chasm of his...
VOX POPULI: Lessons from history, principles of democracy should...
Protesters gather outside the Okinawa prefectural government office in Naha on April 28 to oppose the relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Henoko Point of Nago, Okinawa Prefecture. (Kazuo Yamagishi)
POINT OF VIEW/ Eiji Oguma: Misunderstanding of security treaty...
The planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from Ginowan to the Henoko district of Nago, both in Okinawa Prefecture, is attracting attention. Here are some of my opinions on the matter.
INSIGHT: Fondness for the ‘earth’ guided Fukushima couple...
INSIGHT: Like white sand through fingers, freedom of speech...
INSIGHT: Japan should ruminate a yearlong absence of discussions...

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