Shintaro Ishihara

For Shintaro Ishihara's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Commentary / World Jul 11, 2000

Fathers must do their duties

The brutal crimes committed by teenagers here recently have shocked the nation. In discussing the issue of juvenile violence, however, we seem to be making a basic mistake: that only those who have the right to vote are "adults." Considering various aspects of human ...

Commentary / World Feb 1, 2000

Life is more than the great 'I'

At the beginning of the new millennium, I would like to ponder what the world will be like hundreds, if not thousands, of years from now. With the world getting smaller in time and space, it should not be very difficult to think long-term ...