Reader Mail Apr 22, 2012

Keep the wrecking ball at bay

I like Tokyo Tower. I will get used to the Tokyo Sky Tree (public opening due May 22), but for now I feel more for the familiar graceful lines and the more humane proportions of the older tower. It is an architectural icon, and ...

Editorials Nov 27, 2011

Warm Biz warming up

With the relatively successful Super Cool Biz campaign over for the autumn, the next drive for saving energy is already under way. Warm Biz is the latest campaign to save energy after the March disasters in Tohoku left dozens of nuclear reactors offline and ...

Editorials Oct 20, 2011

Time short for euro-zone action

Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 nations met in Paris on Oct. 14-15 in an attempt to prevent Greece's sovereign bond crisis from worsening a European financial crisis. In their joint statement, they called on euro-zone nations to recapitalize euro-zone ...

Editorials Oct 18, 2011

Economic trouble in China

The decision of China's sovereign wealth fund to buy shares of four of the country's biggest banks is a warning signal. The move to prop up the plummeting value of those institutions is intended to boost confidence; instead, it has highlighted the many unknowns ...

Editorials Oct 12, 2011

Rengo takes an anti-nuclear stance

The Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo), Japan's largest labor organization, in its Oct. 4-5 convention decided to pursue a society that will eventually stop relying on nuclear power. This is a departure from its earlier policy of pushing building of new nuclear power plants. ...