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| Jun 27, 2016

Elections and the work (and words) that goes into them

This week’s featured article TOMOHIRO OSAKI, THE JAPAN TIMES Among the effects of Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe’s resignation is the triggering of another costly gubernatorial election. If past examples are any indication, the race to choose a successor will cost Tokyo taxpayers a whopping ...

Jun 25, 2016

Czech influence on Japan's beer is undeniable

The article headlined “Beer essentials” that appeared in the June 5 issue stated that “lager-style beer originated in Germany” and that “Japan imported German ingredients.” These statements are not quite accurate. I do not doubt a strong German influence on the Japanese beer industry, ...

Jun 25, 2016

Thailand fostering democracy, reform

While respecting the opinion of Pavin Chachavalpongpun as expressed in the article titled “Thailand playing a risky game with China, Russia” in the June 7 edition, I would like to provide the following facts. Regarding Thailand’s political situation, even though Thailand is still in ...

Jun 25, 2016

No accountability in nuclear industry

Following the June 16 quake in Hakodate, Hokkaido, nuclear plant operators in the area reported no damage, but even if there were problems, because of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s new anti-democratic secrecy law, they would not necessarily report them, nor would they feel any ...

Jun 25, 2016

It's Abe's turn to visit Pearl Harbor

Regarding U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima last month, it is my opinion Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should now visit Pearl Harbor. I think it was a big decision for Obama. We can realize what he thought from the fact that he ...

Jun 17, 2016

Hiroshima, Obama and the drawing of life

U.S. President Barack Obama’s Hiroshima visit and speech reminded me of an artist who was an atomic bomb survivor. She expressed human beings, birds, small animals and beautiful worlds of nature in her works of art. When I drew birds as her student, she ...

Jun 17, 2016

Support for U.S. sailors' Tepco suit

Regarding the story “Koizumi backs U.S. sailors’ Tepco suit” in the May 20 edition, how could the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant make the incredible mistake of providing inaccurate information concerning a mortally dangerous matter of a plant meltdown? As mentioned in the article, ...