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Russia signs pact for six nuclear reactors on new site in India

World Oct 6, 2018

Russia signs pact for six nuclear reactors on new site in India

India and Russia on Friday signed a pact to build six more nuclear reactors at a new site in India following summit talks between their leaders in New Delhi. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also agreed to cooperate on India's ...

Kavanaugh on U.S. Supreme Court: Sparks or harmony?

World / Politics Oct 6, 2018

Kavanaugh on U.S. Supreme Court: Sparks or harmony?

When Clarence Thomas took a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991, he had only barely survived a series of bitter Senate hearings on allegations of sexual harassment that divided the country. But he said he was quickly welcomed by his eight fellow justices. "After ...

Editorials Oct 6, 2018

Protect children in custody battles

Japan needs to tighten up its legal procedures for child-custody battles, and extra steps should be taken to make sure the children's interests are protected as well.

Voices | OVERHEARD Oct 6, 2018

Grape expectations

"Whenever I walk through a supermarket at this time of year, I really have to fight the urge to pluck a grape off the bunches on display and pop it in my mouth."

'Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan': Chronicling the political theory of the Edo Period

Books / Reviews | ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES Oct 6, 2018

'Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan': Chronicling the political theory of the Edo Period

by Don O'Keefe

In "Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan," leading postwar political scientist Masao Maruyama chronicles the ideas and debates of scholars throughout the Edo Period (1603-1868). Studies in Intellectual History of Tokugawa Japan, by Masao Maruyama, Translated by Mikiso Hane.383 pages PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, Nonfiction. The central ...

Esports searches for foothold in Japan

More Sports Oct 6, 2018

Esports searches for foothold in Japan

by Jason Coskrey

During August and September, esports competitions took the stage in two very different and significant places. In August, esports had a presence at the Asian Games in Indonesia as a demonstration sport alongside swimming, track and field and other traditional athletics endeavors. Then in September, ...