Internal Submission

For Internal Submission's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

15 Rio Olympians who won social media medals

Aug 21, 2016

15 Rio Olympians who won social media medals

With every single achievement and antic of the Olympians being carefully documented by the media, it's unsurprising that certain occurrences and athletes have been amplified online. Here's a curated list of the athletes who made social waves at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Aug 20, 2016

Nuclear arms help keep the peace

Regarding the Letter to the Editor titled “Nuclear arms must never be used again” in the Aug. 7 edition, movements led by the general public calling for an end to nuclear weapons are taking place in many parts of the world these days. However, ...

Aug 19, 2016

Stop building new Okinawa heliports

The U.S. 3rd Marine Division’s Northern Training Area, also known as the Jungle Warfare Training Center, is a vast training base area straddling the villages of Kunigami and Higashi in Yanbaru, Okinawa’s northern highlands. In a bid to abate Okinawa’s rage over a recent ...

Kumamoto marks fourth month since temblor left 72 dead

Aug 16, 2016

Kumamoto marks fourth month since temblor left 72 dead

Kumamoto residents observed a moment of silence Tuesday to mark the fourth month since the April quake that struck wide areas of Kyushu, killing 72 people in the prefecture. “Many people still have to put up with inconvenience in their everyday lives, but the ...

Aug 12, 2016

Lesson from Sagamihara: Coexisting and growing together

On July 26, an unbelievable tragedy occurred at a care home in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture. Nineteen were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack. I pray from the bottom of my heart for the repose of the 19 innocent souls and quick recovery ...

Aug 12, 2016

Trump couldn't be more wrong

Regarding the story “Trump rips U.S. defense of Japan” in the Aug. 7 issue, there’s an old saying: “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Same goes for military spending: If you think defense spending is too expensive, try paying for World War ...

Aug 9, 2016

Teen who posted weaponized drone videos fights expulsion

A teenager who posted online videos of flying drones shooting a gun and a flamethrower in his backyard appeared in court Monday to fight his expulsion from Central Connecticut State University. Austin Haughwout, 19, is suing university officials in an effort to return to ...