POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: True patriots recognize the mixed bag of rights and wrongs
My son in elementary school is involved in a school project to produce a newspaper. Seeing a pile of newspapers and magazines on my desk, he asked me: “What are these? Can I read...
EDITORIAL: Beijing should give serious thought to Hong Kong students’ demand
Nearly four weeks have passed since students started occupying the main streets of Hong Kong.
Onagawa town assembly member Mikiko Abe stands against the backdrop of Tohoku Electric Power Co.'s Onagawa nuclear power plant. (Yosuke Fukudome)
POINT OF VIEW/ Mikiko Abe: With nuclear plant idled, townsfolk in...
ONAGAWA, Miyagi Prefecture--As an opponent of atomic energy, I have watched this town for more than four decades--from before Tohoku Electric Power Co. began constructing the Onagawa nuclear power plant here.
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MV-22 Osprey transport aircraft at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in August (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
EDITORIAL: Tokyo's promise on Futenma closure rings hollow
The Japanese government's promise concerning a U.S. military installation has turned out to have zero value.
EDITORIAL: Abe bears responsibility for Cabinet appointment debacle
EDITORIAL: Foreign Ministry should keep alive spirit of Asian...
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Yukio Mishima (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
VOX POPULI: As war anniversary approaches, moral education at a...
In his essay “Fudotoku Kyoiku Koza” (An education course on immorality), published in the late 1950s, novelist Yukio Mishima (1925-1970) preached to young people: “Inwardly, you should hold your school teacher in...
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Protesters to the planned restart of the Sendai nuclear power plant march through Kagoshima on Sept. 28. (Ryo Ikeda)
COMMENTARY: Now is the time to listen to nuclear pessimists
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his one-time mentor, Junichiro Koizumi, are both pitching the phrase "You can do it if you try," but they are heading in opposite directions.
COMMENTARY: Known or unknown, A-bomb remnants key to passing on...
COMMENTARY: Fukushima's micro-hydropower ambitions face challenges
POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: Imagining the unimaginable...

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