/ Jan 6, 2014

Abe squandering good will


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's weakening public standing doesn't bode well for the "third arrow" of his economic plan — lower trade barriers, less regulation and a greater embrace of free-market principles.

Apr 22, 2012

Keep the wrecking ball at bay

I like Tokyo Tower. I will get used to the Tokyo Sky Tree (public opening due May 22), but for now I feel more for the familiar graceful lines and the more humane proportions of the older tower. It is an architectural icon, and ...

Jun 2, 2011

Focus belongs on Tohoku people

The lives of many people in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, the three prefectures that bore the brunt of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, are still in shambles. Many people in the region had their houses, beloved family members, property and means of ...