Jul 24, 2011

Education or indoctrination?

In early June, Japan’s Supreme Court ruled that it is constitutional for a school principal to order teachers to stand and sing the national anthem “Kimigayo,” echoing a May 30 ruling by the court for a similar edict issued by the Tokyo Board of ...

Mar 3, 2008

Oscar for patient diplomacy

by Tom Plate

LOS ANGELES — For much of the first few years of the new millennium, North Korea was viewed as the most probable nation-state aggressor in Asia. The holed-up communist regime had precious little to show for its decades in power, apart from its notorious ...