Marquis de Sade's sexual violence explored in Paris exhibition

Oct 18, 2014

Marquis de Sade's sexual violence explored in Paris exhibition

An unreconstructed libertine who turned debauchery into high art or a vile pornographer who tried to justify rape, murder and pedophilia? From Flaubert to Baudelaire, the influence of the Marquis de Sade on writers is well documented, but a new exhibition in Paris sets ...

Oct 15, 2014

Official ways for spreading Ebola

With fears about the spread of the Ebola virus in the headlines, I feel that it’s important to point out that both the Japanese and U.S. governments have installed an excellent infection-spreading system at their borders. I refer to the fingerprinting devices used on ...

Oct 15, 2014

No justification for Islamic State

I am shocked that The Japan Times published the Oct. 10 AFP-Jiji article “Ancient prophecies of apocalypse give Islamic State jihadists hope.” The article contains implied praise for Islamic State — the most horrifying terror group in the world. Carefully read, the article reflects ...

Oct 15, 2014

Strange obsession with robots

Regarding the Oct. 8 article “Toshiba unveils a humanoid robot that could be a sign of the times“: I find it ironic that as the human population continues to increase, we are trying our best to make robots do the work of humans, aiming ...

Oct 15, 2014

Nuclear village fooling itself

Regarding the Oct. 14 Reuters article “As nuclear waste piles up, South Korea faces storage crisis“: Duh?! When will all the nuclear-village idiots across the globe realize that radioactive waste from aging nuclear power plants will need safe storage for up to 100,000 years? ...

Oct 14, 2014

Royals, Orioles on hold after Game 3 rained out

Game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the Royals and Baltimore Orioles was postponed Monday because of steady rain that saturated Kauffman Stadium. The game was rescheduled for Tuesday evening. Along with steady rain, wind gusts were buffeting the ballpark. The forecast ...

Oct 10, 2014

Orioles give shortstop Hardy a three-yaer deal

J.J. Harrdy signed a $40 million, three-year contract with the Orioles on Thursday night, the eve of Baltimore’s first appearance in the AL Championship Series since 1997. The contract, which comes with an option for 2018, goes into effect after his current deal expires ...

Oct 8, 2014

Protecting kids from predators

Regarding Tomohiro Osaki’s Oct. 1 front-page article “Nation reflects on crimes against kids“: While recognizing the existing cultural hurdles entrenched in Japanese culture — especially those which pertain to an ingrained work ethic that frowns upon fathers in particular playing a role in parenting ...