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For Marc Tracy's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Reader Mail Sep 22, 2011

The case for critical thinking

The Sept. 18 editorial "Slow transparency of universities" states that Japanese universities should teach students "how to evaluate information and make difficult, reasoned decisions." However, when it comes to nonvocational, nontechnical academic programs — what we call humanities in the West — I don't think ...

Editorials Sep 2, 2011

Protection of cyberspace

Countering attacks on computer networks has become an important security issue for governments. On July 15, the U.S. Defense Department announced a strategy to harden American computer systems against cyberattacks. The Pentagon established U.S. Cyber Command in 2010 for daily operation and defense of its ...

Commentary / World Apr 6, 2011

Fukushima disaster holds lessons for future

The Japanese people have demonstrated an extraordinary capacity to respond to both natural and human-made disasters with remarkable resilience. Our sympathies and thoughts are with them as they face the aftermath of this disaster. It is far too early to know the full costs of ...