Jun 27, 2015

LDP revisionism borders on fantasy

Regarding the June 20 article “LDP to review Occupation, tribunal,” the Liberal Democratic Party intends to set up a group to examine the postwar Occupation and the International Military Tribunal, or Tokyo War Crimes Trial, because, according to one official, they need to “scrutinize” ...

Jun 20, 2015

Egyptian court sentences have followed rules

Regarding the article titled “Mass death sentences now a part of life in Egypt” in the June 5 edition, let me first clarify that the defendants who were previously or recently condemned by the Egyptian High Court are being tried before a normal court, ...

Jun 20, 2015

G-7 needs to grow with the times

The editorial “Keeping the G-7 relevant” on June 12 points out the salient points of the G-7 summits. The aim and purpose of the summit of the G-5, when first initiated by French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing in 1975, was for the leaders of ...

Jun 13, 2015

'Comfort woman' resolution must have legal basis

While international pressure is mounting on the Abe administration to resolve the “comfort women” atrocity, researchers and scholars have been offering suggestions to bring it to a closure. Some of them appear to be attempts to reduce the scope of the issue. Ralph Cossa’s ...

Jun 13, 2015

Value of Juvenile Law questioned

Regarding the article “Teens admit forcing boy to take fatal swim” in the June 9 edition, is the Juvenile Law really necessary? This argument always comes up when minors commit violent crimes. A bill to lower the age of majority from 20 to 18 ...

Jun 13, 2015

Bigger taxis will come in handy

Regarding “Nissan’s spacious wagon cabs hit capital” in the June 9 edition, let’s face it, when some rotund Texas “cowboy,” who weighs a hefty 160-plus kg, arrives in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics alongside his 90-plus kg wife, the cab driver at Narita is ...

| Jun 8, 2015

Let's discuss Otsuka Kagu in the news

Aiming to shake off its image as an expensive members-only store, furniture retailer Otsuka Kagu Ltd. on Friday unveiled its renovated flagship store in Tokyo's upscale Ginza shopping district, offering a more welcoming atmosphere.

Jun 6, 2015

Miyagi train line's return means a lot

The story headlined “Tsunami-hit Miyagi rail line back” in the May 31 edition moved me to tears. I rode the line over 10 years when I was a student and remember especially Nobiru Station (in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi Prefecture), where an American oyster inspector and ...