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 ...

Aug 5, 2016

Groping just a symptom of deeper rot

It’s always easy to look at the symptoms while ignoring the underlying cause of an issue (“Commuters fight back against groping,” July 31). A flourishing multibillion dollar sex industry, which looks eager to grow till at least 2020, catering to your wildest fantasies. The ...

Aug 5, 2016

Turkey counts on Japan's solidarity

The column by Doug Bandow in the July 29 issue (“Turkey crisis illustrates why U.S. should stop meddling)” touched on reasons why the leader of an Islamic community, Fethullah Gulen, has continued to live in Pennsylvania since the late 1990s. Although Gulen and his ...

Aug 5, 2016

Nuclear arms must never be used again

“Nagasaki must be the last.” I was deeply moved by this phrase, which I learned when I attended the peace memorial ceremony in Nagasaki on Aug. 9 last year. Even though there are still so many nuclear weapons on this planet, I believe most ...

The fun we had at Fuji Rock 2016

Jul 31, 2016

The fun we had at Fuji Rock 2016

One of Japan’s oldest large-scale rock festivals celebrated 20 years of operation this July. Here’s a curated collection of the fun that was had in the mountains of Niigata. [View the story “Fuji Rock Festival 2016” on Storify]