Reader Mail Jul 24, 2011

Education or indoctrination?

In early June, Japan's Supreme Court ruled that it is constitutional for a school principal to order teachers to stand and sing the national anthem "Kimigayo," echoing a May 30 ruling by the court for a similar edict issued by the Tokyo Board of ...

Editorials Sep 5, 2010

Definitions of fatherhood

Fathers and mothers starving their infants, grown children hiding the deaths of parents and living off their pensions, the elderly dying of heat stroke alone in their rooms — recently Japan has seen a wave of incidents casting doubt on the strength of family ...