Internal Submission

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May 19, 2016

Nuclear arms have made the world safer

I agree with Robert McKinney’s Letter to the Editor “Obama’s dismal record on nukes” in the May 8 edition that U.S. President Barack Obama “didn’t deserve the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009″ and that his record of advancing peace has been “deplorable.” But if ...

May 19, 2016

Bikini Atoll tests, cause and effect

Regarding the editorial “Revisiting Bikini Atoll nuclear tests” in the May 16 edition, I am an attorney who has been handling radiation cases in the United States for over 30 years. The law in this country is quite well-developed on the duty the government ...

May 19, 2016

What are Cutler's true intensions?

The article “No reset button on TPP pact, Cutler warns” in the May 14 edition quotes Wendy Cutler as saying that the TPP pact is “impossible to renegotiate”, and “indispensable.” Yet while the article describes Cutler as a “former acting deputy U.S. trade representative,” ...

May 19, 2016

Hypocrisy and discrimination

Colin P.A. Jones presents a thoughtful take on the role the Constitution plays in Japanese society in “Does the Japanese Constitution mean anything?” in the May 9 edition. Especially poignant is his take on human rights. Jones highlights some of the discriminatory abuses relating ...

May 14, 2016

Reconciliation in an age of lingering hatred

There is a context to U.S. President Barack Obama’s planned visit to Hiroshima that is unspoken, but every bit as powerful and necessary as the direct message of nuclear disarmament: that historical woes can — and should — be overcome. Imagine the degree of ...

May 14, 2016

Abe can't break out of tunnel vision

Regarding the story “Abe, Merkel disagree on world economy” in the May 7 edition, it seems paradoxical that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can’t stop pushing his failed economic policies wherever he goes when no amount of rhetoric can ever plug all the gaping holes ...

May 14, 2016

Trump and the U.S. military in Japan

Regarding the May 8 article “Trump proposals for Japan will not become U.S. policy, expert says,” Donald Trump has thrown a stone to make ripples on the seemingly waveless waters of the Japan-U.S. military alliance. Trump says that U.S. troops stationed in Japan should ...

Poll: Do you think Obama should apologize?

May 11, 2016

Poll: Do you think Obama should apologize?

It was announced Tuesday that U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima later this month during the Group of 7 summit in Japan.  The Japan Times would like to hear your thoughts on this historic visit. Note: If you leave your name and a comment, ...