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For Dan Melton's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Reader Mail Dec 11, 2011

All Japan had to do was wait

Regarding the Dec. 8 editorial, "70 years since Pearl Harbor attack": The Pearl Harbor attack was a spectacular failure of diplomacy, but hardly surprising in view of the dominance of the militarists in the Japanese government over the diplomats, and the insularity of the ...

Editorials Jun 8, 2010

Keidanren's to-do list

Mr. Hiromasa Yonekura, chairman of Sumitomo Chemical Co., on May 25 became the top leader of the Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren), Japan's most influential business lobby. He assumes the post at a time when the Japanese economy is suffering from deflation, high unemployment, ...

Editorials Mar 21, 2007

Close expenditure loophole

If a lawmaker locates his or her political funds management body in an official Diet office, rent and utilities are free. Now it has come to light that two lawmakers' funding bodies reported unusually high utility expenditures. Earlier, it was found that the political ...