Commentary Sep 3, 2011

Safe choice, but wrong choice?

by Brad Glosserman

Former Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda is the new prime minister of Japan. Noda is something of an anomaly: one of those self-deprecating politicians — he likens himself to a "loach," a scavenger that is kin to the catfish — who commands respect for having ...

Reader Mail May 29, 2011

Six decades of 'inconveniences'

The May 8 letter by Yoshio Shimoji, "" only shows there are many Okinawan/Japanese people plagued with heiwaboke (taking peace for granted), who don't appreciate what Americans have done for Japan. Its democracy and economic prosperity were not just the result of hard work. ...