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Trump calls media 'enemy of the American people'

Feb 18, 2017

Trump calls media 'enemy of the American people'

Donald Trump ratcheted up his attacks on the media Friday, describing the press as “the enemy of the American people!” in a tweet. Shortly after landing at his holiday home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida — where he is spending a third consecutive weekend — the ...

Feb 17, 2017

Entertainment biz has role in bullying

The high rate of bullying in Japan leads to a high suicide rate among teenagers. A large contributing factor to this issue is how Japanese comedy and entertainment is based off of making fun of others, whether it is fat-shaming or remarks against different ...

A sweet hot spring where chocolate lovers can soak it up

Feb 14, 2017

A sweet hot spring where chocolate lovers can soak it up

For Valentine’s Day this year, instead of downloading boyfriends or indulging in edible bugs, chocolate lovers can take a dip together at a hot spring in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, filled with their favorite cacao. The event runs until Feb. 28, giving visitors plenty of chances to enjoy ...

| Feb 13, 2017

Let's discuss bans on smoking

The health ministry is considering a legal revision banning smoking in public areas to help bring Japan's battle against secondhand smoke in line with the global standard ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Stuhec takes downhill crown at worlds; Vonn third

Feb 12, 2017

Stuhec takes downhill crown at worlds; Vonn third

Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia is the new world champion in downhill while Lindsey Vonn took bronze trying to regain a title she last won in 2009. Stuhec confirmed her status as the favorite, finishing 0.40 seconds clear of surprise silver medalist Stephanie Venier of ...

Feb 10, 2017

Abe missing the mark on solving labor shortage

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in a pinch. In the face of a declining population and the ever-growing lack of eligible workers, it seems only natural that immigration law reform would be on his to-do list. Recently, a plan was introduced to reduce the ...

Feb 10, 2017

Clarification on Singapore Biennale

I am writing in response to your article on the Singapore Biennale by John L. Tran (“Biennale takes good hard look in mirror” in the Jan. 29 edition), in which an intervention by myself at the Biennale symposium is cited. This fine piece sets ...