Internal Submission

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Mar 16, 2017

A look ahead at Japan under oppressive rule

Reading about America’s dystopian future (“A wry squint into the future of the U.S.” by George Will, in the March 12 edition) makes you wonder how oppressive Japan’s LDP will become by 2030. After all, the LDP has never pretended to care much for ...

Mar 16, 2017

Abe is not a nationalist or a revisionist

In William Pesek’s March 8 commentary piece, “Abe’s nationalism hurts Japan” and Jeff Kingston’s March 12 column, “Abe’s revisionism nets own goals at home and away” the authors argue that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “nationalism” or “revisionism” damages Japan. Abe’s so-called nationalism is an ...

Mar 16, 2017

Like a bad TV show that always returns

Regarding “Moritomo overstated costs to ministry” in the March 8 edition: The story so far — here’s what we missed. … Akie Abe did a bad thing, but can’t understand why everyone’s worried, and has a lovely smile — well she thinks so. Shinzo ...

Mar 16, 2017

Creative people deserve their pay

Regarding the Sound Off column titled “Militant approach to collecting fees hurts JASRAC’s reputation” in the March 13 edition, beauty salons don’t give away haircuts. Cafes charge for their coffee. Music schools collect tuition for instruction. So, why would they expect to be able ...

Mar 10, 2017

Men can also fall victim to domestic abuse

“Standing up to domestic violence” in the March 5 edition was the second such article published in your paper in the past year or so. I, too, was a victim of domestic violence. Over a seven-year period I was beaten on a routine basis. ...

Mar 10, 2017

Ishihara's 'Trump move' over Toyosu

Ever since Yuriko Koike took over as governor of Tokyo, she’s had to deal with incompetence passed down from her predecessors. The fish market move from Tsukiji to Toyosu is no exception. Thorough investigations have found that someone, somewhere, within the labyrinth that is ...

Mar 10, 2017

Kishida visit didn't help Okinawa

Regarding the article “Kishida tells Onaga he will help Okinawa reel in foreign tourists” in the Feb. 27 edition, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida deflected from the real issue Okinawa wanted to hear about during his visit. Kishida visited Okinawa primarily to participate in a ...