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 ...