| Oct 13, 2010

China's invaluable lesson

Japan has suffered a diplomatic humiliation by succumbing to China’s demand for the release of a Chinese fishing boat captain who was arrested for operating in Japanese territorial waters and for ramming his boat into Japanese Coast Guard patrol ships. The incident occurred on ...

| Sep 15, 2010

Seoul blundering on North

South Korea has committed a number of blunders in its efforts to gather intelligence on North Korea since President Lee Myun Bak took office in February 2008 with a tougher stand against Pyongyang than his predecessors. One example was seen in the aftermath of ...

| Apr 26, 2010

Transforming the judiciary

An epoch-making event in the Japanese judiciary system took place Jan. 27, when, for the first time in Japanese legal history, the prosecution’s decision not to indict a suspect was reversed by votes of a panel composed of citizens. The No. 2 Prosecution Inquest ...