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Editorials Oct 19, 2011

Preparing for future disasters

Following discussions in the wake of the March 11 quake and tsunami, an experts' panel of the Central Disaster Management Council submitted its final report to post-disaster reconstruction minister Tatsuo Hirano in late September. The report called on the central and local governments to ...

Commentary / World Sep 28, 2011

Who's afraid of a little class warfare?

A week ago Monday, defending his plan to raise taxes on the rich to pay for job creation, President Barack Obama said: "This is not class warfare, it's math." No, Mr. President, this is class warfare. Corporate interests and the rich started it and, right ...

Editorials Sep 19, 2010

Mr. Kan picks new Cabinet

Prime Minister Naoto Kan got off to a fresh start Friday, three days after his re-election as head of the Democratic Party of Japan in a contest with former DPJ Secretary General Ichiro Ozawa. He extensively reshuffled his Cabinet by replacing 10 of the ...