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20th Fuji Rock kicks off with a bang

Jul 23, 2016

20th Fuji Rock kicks off with a bang

Day one of Fuji Rock Festival 2016 is finished. The weather was great, and so were the two main acts on the Green Stage, Sigur Ros and James Blake. Beck and Wilco play tonight and it looks like clear skies again. Follow the Japan ...

Jul 22, 2016

Find real reason for Dhaka attack

Regarding the letter “Shocked and saddened in Bangladesh” by Minhaj Ahmed in the July 10 edition, a proper investigation must be carried out to find the cause of the attack as soon as possible. There seems to be a number of causes which triggered ...

Jul 22, 2016

Teachers set a patriotic example

In his column “Youthful voter turnout is unpredictable” in the July 17 edition, Walt Gardner suggests that 400 teachers who joined a class-action lawsuit set a bad example. He says “it sent a confusing message to students about their duty to their country.” Does ...

Hall of Famer Thurmond dies at 74

Jul 17, 2016

Hall of Famer Thurmond dies at 74

Nate Thurmond, the tenacious defensive center who played with Wilt Chamberlain and was an iconic figure in two cities, died Saturday after a short battle with leukemia. He was 74. The Golden State Warriors announced the death of one of the team’s most respected ...

Jul 15, 2016

Do not remove the sanctions on Russia

In the article “Crimea after two years: time to drop sanctions” in the May 10 edition, columnist Doug Bandow effectively calls for a lifting of the sanctions against Russia and making a deal with Moscow in a “business as usual” manner despite continuing Russian ...

Jul 15, 2016

Makeshift change doesn't fix SOFA

Tokyo and Washington agreed to limit eligibility for protection by the Japan-U.S. Status of Forces Agreement on July 5. Bilateral negotiations have been going on in response to Okinawa’s strong demand that SOFA be revised across the board. But the new measure will only ...

Jul 15, 2016

Printed books remain important

The story “Tokyo’s Jinbocho is a must-visit for lovers of antiquarian books” in the July 6 edition prompted me to write something about the district. We were educated to read a lot of good books, not by using a computer, over 50 years ago. ...

Jul 8, 2016

Shocked and saddened in Bangladesh

Like everybody else in Bangladesh I am much saddened and shocked at the atrocity that took place in a restaurant in the country’s capital (“Japanese feared dead in Dhaka” in the July 3 edition). This act of terror was a cowardly act by those ...