Internal Submission

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Apr 28, 2016

In defense of Japan's moral standards

Popular TV personality Becky and Diet member Kensuke Miyazaki were both recently caught in cheating scandals. Both cases involved the breaking of marital vows and in both instances the public figures involved suffered harsh consequences. Miyazaki was forced to resign and Becky has all ...

Apr 28, 2016

The scandal at Mitsubishi Motors

Regarding the story “Mitsubishi Motors admits using unapproved tests since ’91” in the April 27 edition, if the pressure on the company’s development engineers for achieving high fuel efficacy goals was the cause of the cheating, engineers at other carmakers will be under the ...

Australia says French company wins huge submarine contract

Apr 26, 2016

Australia says French company wins huge submarine contract

Australia announced Tuesday that French company DCNS has beat out bidders from Japan and Germany to build the next generation of submarines in Australia’s largest-ever defense contract. DCNS, Germany’s ThysennKrupp Marine Systems and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries were in the running to build 12 ...

Apr 22, 2016

Remembering an evangelist against nukes

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his fellow Group of Seven foreign ministers laid wreaths at the cenotaph in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on April 11. On the day before, a funeral was held for an atomic bomb survivor. Early on the morning ...

Apr 22, 2016

A lot of money in right-wing politics

Regarding the story “Former ASDF chief Tamogami arrested” in the April 15 edition, does this mean that the attached Yushukan museum at Yasukuni Shrine will withdraw Tamogami’s revisionist books from its souvenir shop? Yes, Toshio Tamogami is something of a folk hero around Yasukuni ...

In pictures: The pageantry of horseback archery

Apr 18, 2016

In pictures: The pageantry of horseback archery

Yabusame — traditional archer on horseback — started in the Kamakura Period (1185–1333) as a way to appease the gods for prosperity and hone the Zen-like focus of samurai warriors. The eventual arrival of firearms eventually to the decline of archery as a military ...

Kumamoto quake info: where to go, how to help

Apr 17, 2016

Kumamoto quake info: where to go, how to help

Starting with a magnitude-6.5 quake on April 14, a series of major earthquakes have hit the central Kumamoto area of Japan, causing deaths, injuries and widespread damage to the area’s residences and infrastructure. As aftershocks continue, tens of thousands of people have moved into ...