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For Ziga Turk's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Reader Mail Apr 22, 2012

Keep the wrecking ball at bay

I like Tokyo Tower. I will get used to the Tokyo Sky Tree (public opening due May 22), but for now I feel more for the familiar graceful lines and the more humane proportions of the older tower. It is an architectural icon, and ...

Commentary / World Jul 30, 2010

Economic ideology abuse

LONDON — "The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than commonly understood. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some ...

Commentary / World Mar 1, 2010

Don't sweat decline of the traditional press

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Throughout history, political leaders have supported existing communication technologies in order to defend the system in which they rule. Today, too, governments may be tempted to protect newspapers and public TV on the pretext of "saving democracy as we know it." But ...

Reader Mail Sep 20, 2009

'Good will' that's hard to fathom

I want to thank Joergen Jensen ("Abuse of North Korean good will," Sept. 17 letter) and Gregory Clark for their responses to my comments on North Korean good will. If I could be allowed to comment one last time, I promise to be quiet ...

Editorials Oct 2, 2008

Slide in land prices

Commercial land prices fell an average 0.8 percent in the year ended June 30 — following their first upturn in 16 years the year before — while the 1.2 percent average decline in residential land prices for the same period marked the 17th straight ...