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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 ...

Reader Mail May 24, 2009

Promiscuity irrespective of gender

Regarding Jennifer Kim's May 14 letter, "Promiscuous lifestyle led nowhere": Why did The Japan Times publish such a homophobic letter? So what if the assassinated San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk (played by Sean Penn in the film) was "promiscuous"? Sexual promiscuity is not a ...