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Reader Mail Jan 29, 2012

Purpose of a higher education

Regarding the Jan. 23 article, "More crucial than English" (by Takamitsu Sawa): The question of why Japanese students' intellectual capacities are not developed has not been adequately addressed. When it comes to the humanities, Japanese students are discouraged from developing critical thinking skills. Unlike many ...

Editorials Jul 21, 2011

A Nadeshiko moment

Nadeshiko Japan won the Women's World Cup by defeating the heavily favored United States on Sunday in Frankfurt. It was a great feat. Japan's women's national team became the first Japanese as well as the first Asian team to become the World Cup winner, ...