Shiraishi isn't afraid to ask the tough questions about life

Books Aug 27, 2016

Shiraishi isn't afraid to ask the tough questions about life

by Kris Kosaka

August honors the dead in Japan, so it's fitting that Kazufumi Shiraishi's raw discourse on mortality makes its English debut this month. Originally published in 2008, "Me Against the World" breaks from Shiraishi's fictional works, offering the author's undiluted musings on life. As told ...

Editorials Feb 12, 2009

Abuse of anonymity

The Metropolitan Police Department plans to send papers on 18 men and women, 17 to 45 years old, to public prosecutors for allegedly posting several hundreds of defamatory messages on the blog of a 37-year-old comedian. It has already sent papers on a 29-year-old ...

Editorials Jan 23, 2009

Roads getting safer

Traffic accidents in Japan claimed 5,155 lives in 2008, down 589 from the previous year and marking the eighth straight year of decline. The number of annual traffic deaths is now about 30 percent of the record set in 1970 when 16,765 people died. ...