Apr 4, 2010

Hyping a failed investigation

Fifteen years have passed since the March 30, 1995, shooting attack on Mr. Takaji Kunimatsu, then head of the National Police Agency, outside his Tokyo home. As the statute of limitations on the case has expired without any indictment, the Metropolitan Police Department’s action ...

Nov 25, 2007

Foreigners overrate themselves

The sense of self-importance contained in the Nov. 20 Zeit Gist article “Watching them watching us” — in which writer Michael Hassett complains about the capacity of the Japanese government to subject him to “physical abuse” by virtue of its ability to theoretically track ...