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Kiera Wright-Ruiz

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Reader Mail Apr 2, 2009

Lessons from a junior high school

Regarding Debito Arudou's March 24 article, "Punishing foreigners, exonerating Japanese": Although I have never had to deal with Japan's criminal justice system, a small anecdote about two relatively minor incidents at a public junior high school does serve to support one of Arudou's major ...

Editorials Jan 23, 2009

Roads getting safer

Traffic accidents in Japan claimed 5,155 lives in 2008, down 589 from the previous year and marking the eighth straight year of decline. The number of annual traffic deaths is now about 30 percent of the record set in 1970 when 16,765 people died. ...