Feb 3, 2014

Don't split vote, anti-nuke group says

by Masaaki Kameda

The two most popular anti-nuclear candidates running for Tokyo governor should decide between them who ought to drop out of the race for the good of the movement, a group of anti-nuclear activists said Monday. The 19-member group, led by journalist Satoshi Kamata, said ...

Koizumi calls on Abe to ditch nuclear power

Nov 12, 2013

Koizumi calls on Abe to ditch nuclear power

by Ayako Mie

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has abundant political capital and should declare an end to nuclear power, as the public mood for such a decision couldn’t be better, predecessor Junichiro Koizumi said Tuesday. “Nobody has had more favorable conditions to achieve a nuclear-free option than ...

Media must take a stand against trolls

| Aug 31, 2013

Media must take a stand against trolls

by Philip Brasor

We live in an age of contention, when any comment can spark righteous indignation. Nominally conservative or progressive viewpoints become meaningless when every response is reactionary. This situation supposedly arose along with the Internet, which provides an unmediated outlet for every voice. Traditional media ...