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Yoko Hani
For Yoko Hani's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
JAPAN
Jul 23, 1999
LDP may have to walk political tightrope
Staff writers
JAPAN
Jul 22, 1999
No national consensus on national symbols
Staff writers
JAPAN
May 18, 1999
New Komeito plays up role as fickle ally
Staff writer
JAPAN
May 10, 1999
Reform of Diet debate questioned
Staff writer
JAPAN
May 7, 1999
Public must mold info-disclosure system to needs
Staff writer
JAPAN
Apr 26, 1999
Analysis: Defense changes dodged public debate
Staff writers
JAPAN
Mar 29, 1999
Kakizawa's goals hinge on unaffiliated voters
Staff writer
JAPAN
Mar 29, 1999
Allure, image of governor posts growing on Diet
Staff writers
JAPAN
Dec 2, 1998
The Asahara Trial: 100th hearing just tip of iceberg
and TOMOKO OTAKEStaff writers
JAPAN
Oct 23, 1998
Death sentence 'a matter of course,' court says
Staff writerFriday's ruling that sentenced to death former Aum Shinrikyo senior figure Kazuaki Okazaki is widely viewed by legal experts as "a matter of course," considering the heinous nature of the crimes.Explaining the reasons for capital punishment, presiding Judge Megumi Yamamuro at the Tokyo District...
JAPAN
Oct 20, 1998
Standards urged for 'barrier-free' goods
Staff writerImagine an Othello game designed so that its black and white pieces can be distinguished by touch, enabling visually impaired people to play.This is one proposed "barrier-free" product, an item that facilitates the lives of people with disabilities.Beer cans with tiny protrusions on their...
JAPAN
Oct 1, 1998
Endocrine disrupters causing alarm
Staff writerA team of scientists in Tokyo announced last weekend that it has found eggs in the spermaries of three out of 20 male flounder caught in the sea near the Kanto region.The scientists said the abnormality may have been caused by suspected endocrine disrupters, chemicals believed to disrupt...
JAPAN
May 26, 1998
Hayashi sentence sets precedent for cult trials
Staff writer
JAPAN
May 4, 1998
Fishermen still reeling from Nakhodka oil spill
Staff writer
JAPAN
Dec 30, 1997
The Asahara Trial: Prosecutors face lifetime task
Staff writer
JAPAN
Nov 5, 1997
Serving the aged has a silver lining
As Japan's society continues to age at an unprecedented rate, companies from a variety of fields are looking into the area of welfare for new business opportunities.
JAPAN
Aug 25, 1997
The Asahara Trial: Attorney fights for fairness
Last of three parts
JAPAN
Aug 22, 1997
The Asahara Trial: Most charged found guilty
Staff writer
JAPAN
Aug 21, 1997
Asahara trial like an ongoing soap
Staff writer

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