Language | THE BUZZ Dec 21, 2013

Brick: ブリック

A brick, or ブリック, is a mobile device that no longer works after a software update or installation. Appearing more frequently in day-to-day conversations in the United States and Europe as an increasing number of consumers switch to mobile devices, the verb brick is ...

Commentary Oct 6, 2008

Counterproductive antiterrorism

by Gregory Clark

Buried deep in the U.S. Pentagon somewhere is an official in charge of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. As he goes about his daily chores — organizing the floor shackles, bully guards, illegal confinements, arbitrary trials and occasional torture sessions — he ...

Editorials Apr 4, 2008

Downtrend in business sentiment

Japan's longest postwar economic expansion, which started in February 2002, appears headed toward a critical stage. The Bank of Japan's Tankan survey shows that business sentiment among companies has deteriorated because of the yen's steep rise against the dollar, stock price declines and high ...