May 7, 2016

Former expat finds much in Japan to blame

Japan has messed me up and everyone there is to blame. I left my country as a much younger man and as an expat, I have lived in numerous countries as a taxpayer. I was never involved with government, NGO’s, military or religious groups ...

May 7, 2016

Obama's dismal record on nukes

Regarding the story “No apology for A-bombings, Kishida says” in the April 25 edition, U.S. President Barack Obama didn’t deserve the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 and he’s certainly not the “peace advocate” to be making sweet sounding speeches in Hiroshima. His “peace” record ...

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 ...