Commentary / World Mar 17, 2010

'Cove' mind-set harms Japan

HONG KONG — The ballyhoo, glitz and glamour of the annual Oscars awards had many people in the world waiting with baited breath to see if they could make even a tangential claim to knowing one of the winners. Newspapers cleared their front pages ...

Commentary / World Aug 27, 2009

Hamas takes on Gaza Strip's Islamic radicals

GAZA CITY — A recent shootout in a Gaza mosque between Hamas security officers and militants from the radical jihadi group the Warriors of God brought to the surface the deep tensions that divide Palestinian Islamists. Twenty-two people died, including the Warriors of God's ...

Editorials Jan 28, 2009

China's ambitious defense plan

China has made public a white paper titled "China's National Defense in 2008." For the first time, China has acknowledged its policy of improving the operational capabilities of its navy on the open seas, although its move in this direction has been obvious in ...

Reader Mail Jul 31, 2008

China responsible for 'myth'

Gregory Clark made excellent points about the misuse of the word "massacre" in relation to the Tiananmen Square carnage in 1989. But some of his observations reveal his partiality. Clark makes a case for bias in the Western media by focusing on unsubstantiated reports ...

Editorials May 23, 2008

The dams must go on

Tokuyama Dam in Ibikawa, Gifu Prefecture, provides the nation's biggest water reservoir. Beginning full operation May 5, it is a typical example of wasteful public works. This multipurpose dam for water utilization, flood control and power generation was first proposed in 1957. To build ...

Commentary / World Jul 30, 2007

Split posits a harsher Palestinian reality

GAZA — U.S. President George W. Bush's call for a new peace conference for Israel, Palestine and neighboring states that back a two-state solution is a welcome, if very tardy, development. But efforts to restart the peace process now confront a stark new reality: ...