American claims Tokyo cop assaulted son, 8

| Jan 24, 2012

American claims Tokyo cop assaulted son, 8

by Simon Scott

Elementary school student Jian Macdonald had always thought policemen were cool — especially ones that rode fast motorcycles. In September last year, Jian was riding through Ueno on the back on his father’s motorbike when they spotted a traffic cop at the side of ...

Japanese must tap their 'inner Israeli'

| Jan 3, 2012

Japanese must tap their 'inner Israeli'

by Glenn Newman

Aimless, Japan has been struggling to find a suitable vision, or model, for its future. Should it strive to be like Finland, small but prosperous? Should it de-emphasize economic growth and focus on sustainability and lifestyle? Should it look to the go-go ’80s for ...