The truth, like porn, can be seen from many angles

Feb 27, 2014

The truth, like porn, can be seen from many angles

by Giovanni Fazio

“Lovelace” is a biopic on the 1970s porn superstar Linda Lovelace (real name: Linda Boreman), who rose to fame in “Deep Throat,” the low-budget hardcore sex comedy that went on to gross something like $600 million. Its story is based almost entirely on “Ordeal,” ...

May 11, 2011

Suspension without a vision

Chubu Electric Power Co., which serves central Japan around Nagoya, decided Monday to suspend all operations at its Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture in response to Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s call Friday for the suspension for safety reasons. His call came about ...

May 2, 2011

Pushing electric cars

Carmakers in Japan, the United States, China and South Korea have become serious about mass production of electric cars. Japanese makers are on the leading edge in technologies for motors, high-quality and high-capacity batteries, and electronic control parts. It is hoped that they will ...

Apr 23, 2011

Mr. Keene's noble decision

Mr. Donald Keene, a prominent scholar of Japanese literature and Columbia University professor, has decided to make Japan his permanent home and has begun the process of becoming a naturalized Japanese citizen, it was reported last week. In an interview with NHK, the 88-year-old ...

Apr 13, 2011

Value of the public sector

Along with police officers, firefighters and members of the Self-Defense Forces and the U.S. armed forces, municipal workers are playing a vital role in helping and supporting people who have lost their property or family members in the March 11 massive earthquake and tsunami. ...