EDITORIAL: Abe bears responsibility for Cabinet appointment debacle
Two members of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet resigned on Oct. 20 over political and money scandals.
VOX POPULI: LDP cannot simply blow off latest scandals
During election campaigns, it is customary for campaign staffers to hand out round pieces of cardboard that are colorfully printed with the candidates’ names, party affiliations...
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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POINT OF VIEW/ David A. Welch: The dangerous false fear of...
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
EDITORIAL: Foreign Ministry should keep alive spirit of Asian...
The Asian Women’s Fund, set up in the year of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, represented Japan’s national effort to compensate former “comfort women” for their sufferings during the war. These women...
EDITORIAL: Gargantuan maglev train project needs cautious approach
EDITORIAL: Takaichi’s Yasukuni visit would mean more than...
EDITORIAL: New defense guidelines could move beyond limits set by...
EDITORIAL: Newspapers’ role is to make readers think, not...
A researcher puts a camera into Lake Mashuko in Teshikaga, eastern Hokkaido, on Aug. 29 to see the condition of the water at its depths. (Masafumi Kamimura)
VOX POPULI: Murky lakes reflect damaging consequences of human...
Lakes have traditionally been a favorite subject of paintings and poems, and the word “lake” is often used in the lyrics of popular songs. Lakes awaken a yearning for travel and a poetic mood in people, whether in Japan or ...
VOX POPULI: Widening gap in university entrance rates needs to be...
VOX POPULI: Parties should voluntarily raise proportion of female...
VOX POPULI: Weaker throwing arms a sign of change in how children...
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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