Nov 18, 2012

Means of atonement for Japan

Regarding the Nov. 7 Kyodo article “Japan, China engage in war of words at ASEM summit“, and the continuing dispute over the abduction in the past of Japanese nationals by North Korea, there are the following points to consider: First, it is clear that ...

Aug 9, 2012

A sign of giving up on pacifism

In his Aug. 4 article, “Why Japan should amend its war-renouncing Article 9,” Craig Martin tries to make a case for giving in to the demands of Japan’s rightwing by ending 65 years of pacifism. Not only do I think that this is a ...

Jul 10, 2012

Follies of overconfident, arrogant government may be setting the stage for a cyber meltdown

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When the financial crisis of 2008 hit, many shocked critics asked why markets, regulators and financial experts failed to see it coming. Today, one might ask the same question about the global economy’s vulnerability to cyber attack. Indeed, the parallels between financial crises and ...