Sep 27, 2013

Ando begins comeback

Competing for the first time in two years, two-time world champion Miki Ando took the ice on Thursday in the Nebelhorn Trophy and finished second in the short program. The 25-year-old Ando, who is still looking for a coach, landed all her jumps: a ...

Apr 3, 2011

Leaders must anticipate disaster

Again, America is witnessing an international crisis, this time the earthquake-tsunami aftermath in Japan. As we have seen so many times in recent years — especially after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans (2005) — our nation’s leaders appear to grow wiser by reaction rather ...

Dec 11, 2008

More serious violations out there

Regarding Grant Mahood’s Dec. 7 letter, “Fingerprinting law is unjust”: Since the new guidelines on fingerprinting foreigners at Japanese ports of entry were issued (November 2007), we have seen discussions for and against them in various forums, including The Japan Times. Some have branded ...

Nov 6, 2008

The right to express oneself

The effigy of Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin hanging by the neck at a West Hollywood home as a Halloween display, though somewhat tasteless, was checked out by the U.S. Secret Service and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. And according to ...