The world according to Toru Hashimoto

| Oct 30, 2012

The world according to Toru Hashimoto

by Eric Johnston

Loved by his supporters for his fiery rhetoric — which often involves bashing the Tokyo-centric status quo, overpaid local bureaucrats, utility executives, teachers’ unions or, indeed, anybody who disagrees with him — Hashimoto’s critics charge that he’s a dangerous rightwing demagogue seeking a fascist ...

2011: a year of disaster in quotes

| Dec 27, 2011

2011: a year of disaster in quotes

by Mark Schilling

This year produced more than its share of memorable quotes, many of which were inspired by the March 11 disaster and its aftermath. But figures from other fields, from sports to entertainment, also said things worth repeating. Here is a sampling, in chronological order: ...