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HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Sep 20, 2017
With every new construction in Japan, fewer trees
When houses are demolished, there is a very bad habit here of cutting down all the trees on the plot, leaving the ground cleared and empty for new construction.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Feb 1, 2017
U.S. military must not jeopardize Okinawan forest's bid for World Heritage status
We write to express our concern regarding the U.S. military's continued use of the Northern Training Area in northern Okinawa's Yanbaru forest, in light of the fact that the forest has been nominated for UNESCO World Natural Heritage status.
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Dec 21, 2016
Tokyo's international community needs a voice — and places to call its own
Let's pull together as a community and return to our once-confident roots.
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Nov 23, 2016
Three steps to making Japan — and its pedestrians — safer
Prime Minister Abe, allow me to suggest three things you could begin implementing right now that would hugely increase the safety of people in Japan, guaranteed.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Nov 2, 2016
Japan's government should stay out of U.S. sailors' lawsuit against Tepco
The government should keep its nose out of the lawsuit filed against Tokyo Electric Power Co. in the U.S. by 450 Americans over health problems they believe were caused by the Fukushima disaster.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Feb 10, 2016
Educate the people and keep the 'manji' (卍) on Japan's maps
Why the ancient symbol should be left where it is, despite its dark connotations from the 20th century.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Nov 4, 2015
Time has come for an 'honorable retreat' from Tokyo 2020 over Fukushima
Citing concerns over Fukushima, the former Japanese ambassador to Switzerland recently proposed that Japan should stage an 'honorable retreat' from hosting the 2020 Olympics while there is still time to select and prepare an alternative site.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Oct 21, 2015
Tokyo can feel less than welcoming to food allergy sufferers
Japan needs to improve labeling and education surrounding food allergies, and increase allergen-safe options.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Aug 26, 2015
Abe's historically selective WWII speech gets borderline failing grade
I couldn't help asking myself what grade Prime Minister Abe would have got had he made his presentation in one of my Japanese studies classes. The answer, I regret to say, is C- or D+.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Aug 12, 2015
Requesting a WWII apology for the long forgotten: the Japanese people
The Japanese people have waited 70 years for their political leadership to apologize for having led them into a disastrous war.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Aug 5, 2015
Abe, offer a WWII apology alluding to the shame the West should share
The prime minister should explain to the world that he is sorry for the implications of Japan's warmongering past but rather glad that Japan avoided the fate of its neighbors by treading the imperial path.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Dec 10, 2014
Question of negligence hangs over nuclear firms in U.S. case over Fukushima fallout
Why hasn't the Japanese government, like the USS Ronald Reagan sailors, filed its own lawsuits against these nuclear companies to determine their legal liability for the Fukushima disaster?
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Nov 12, 2014
Proper environmental survey must be conducted at proposed Okinawa U.S. base site
The U.S. Congress should get more involved in ensuring the U.S. government does not shirk its environmental responsibilities in Henoko.
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Oct 26, 2014
The world still needs to learn Japanese
For the attention of the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren):
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Jul 23, 2014
Use your vote to dismantle shields that protect nuclear firms from post-Fukushima liability
Two tenable shields are being created to protect nuclear power companies. The first is the state secrets law. The second is the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Jul 9, 2014
Three ways to jump-start English abilities in time for 2020
There will likely be a raft of further efforts to encourage English learning in the run-up to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, but here are three simple ideas that could help boost English levels right now.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Jul 2, 2014
Health studies explode the myth of the 'safe' nuclear power plant
There remains one final myth regarding nuclear power plants in Japan: Namely, that in the absence of a major accident, a normally operating nuclear power plant is safe.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
May 5, 2014
Caroline Kennedy, dive with me in Okinawa and it'll change your mind
I entreat you, Ambassador Kennedy, to help protect the marvelous coral reef ecosystem at Oura Bay in northeast Okinawa from certain destruction under the U.S.-Japan plan for military expansion.
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Mar 17, 2014
Consider safety, quality of life and ecology — and scrap Futenma move
We strongly oppose moving the Futenma Marine Corps Air Station to Henoko because of the profound impact this would have on safety and quality of life in Nago, not to mention the environmental damage.
COMMUNITY / Voices / HOTLINE TO NAGATACHO
Dec 25, 2013
Race-based ID checks in front of families send wrong message
I cannot accept the way Japanese police treat foreigners such as myself in public places — especially how they judge people by color and appearance. I have had several unpleasant experiences that suggest this is the case.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on