At no point have I ever had to grapple with the decision to have my genitals surgically removed. Perhaps the same is true for you. While these may seem an odd set of affirmations to open with, they help illustrate a basic truth: How ...
For Colin P.A. Jones's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
A botched assassination attempt in 1891 presents Japan's fledgling penal code with an existential dilemma.
Ousted Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn's case will put Japan's criminal trial process on the global stage.
The real long-term problem faced by America is not the U.S. president. It's the crumbling legitimacy of the entire U.S. system of government.
A 'hostage-based' criminal justice system, second arrests and trial by public all play a part in a case that the world is watching.
"You may not put more than three pencils in your pencil box/ If you wish to speak in class, raise your hand forward at a 70-degree angle/ No going to the toilet in groups/ You must finish using the toilet within seven minutes/ Use ...
Possession and receipt of marijuana are illegal for Japanese citizens even overseas, but don't expect urine checks at immigration.
Culture of over-regulation helps explain the country's persistent problem with data falsification.
Disciplinary hearings for outspoken jurist over a dog-dumping story can only damage Japan's judiciary.
Read all about it in the government's daily gazette, from laws and notices of naughtiness to deaths and even poetry.