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 ...

Commentary / World Aug 25, 2009

Japan ready for 'no nukes'

by Shingo Fukuyama and Hiromichi Umebayashi

As the Obama administration contemplates major reductions to its nuclear arsenal, Japan's commitment to nuclear disarmament is being tested as never before. In his Prague speech on April 5, President Barack Obama said, "We will reduce the role of nuclear weapons in our national security ...

Commentary Aug 19, 2009

A greater role in relief work for armed forces

by Michael Richardson

Will Asia-Pacific armed forces find their role in national defense and security shifting significantly in the future as the effects of climate change caused by global warming intensify? If so, how quickly will it happen? Recent TV pictures and media reports of military helicopters ...