Reader Mail May 10, 2012

More than a 'few' foreigners split

The May 6 editorial "'Flyjin' rather few" states that "The survey ...did not determine exactly how many of those 25 percent eventually returned to Tokyo" after the 3/11 disasters. But it should be patently obvious how many did — all of them! The survey was ...

Editorials May 23, 2007

Preventing suicides

Every year in Japan some 30,000 people kill themselves. Last year, a basic law to counter suicide went into effect, declaring that suicide prevention is the responsibility of both the central and local governments. A government study body has recently come up with proposals ...