Sep 2, 2012

Best venue for settling dispute

The Japan-China territorial row over the Senkaku (called Diaoyu in China) Islands looks like a brawl of a nationalistic group from one country against a nationalistic group from another country. But the number of people who have taken to the streets in Chinese cities ...

May 10, 2012

More than a 'few' foreigners split

The May 6 editorial “‘Flyjin’ rather few” states that “The survey …did not determine exactly how many of those 25 percent eventually returned to Tokyo” after the 3/11 disasters. But it should be patently obvious how many did — all of them! The survey ...

Apr 1, 2012

Best tribute to those who died

I have to disagree strongly with the finishing sentiment of the March 18 editorial “Time for antinuclear protests.” I feel that The Japan Times’ antinuclear activism has overridden its common sense. The best tribute to those who lost their lives and livelihoods in the ...

Feb 23, 2012

Heart of Japan's administration

Jeff Kingston’s Feb. 6 review of my recent book, “JAPAN’S NUCLEAR CRISIS: The Routes of Responsibility,” is baffling. Kingston thinks that the title misleads and that the work is hastily cobbled together, relying on materials from prior texts. He protests that I do not ...