National Apr 7, 2015

Landing gear problem prompts JAL 787 to return to Moscow

A Japan Airlines passenger aircraft, a Boeing 787 service bound for Tokyo, returned to a Moscow airport and made an emergency landing Monday just after taking off because of a landing gear problem, RIA Novosti news agency said. Japan Airlines said no one was hurt ...

Editorials Sep 28, 2011

Backing off from the nuke phaseout

In a high-level United Nations meeting on nuclear safety and security held Sept. 22, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda delivered a speech and said, "Japan is determined to raise the safety of nuclear power generation to the highest level in the world." He also said, "Japan ...

Editorials Aug 22, 2011

China's dream boat

China's first aircraft carrier left Dalian port in northeastern Liaoning Province on Aug. 10 and started its first sea trial. There is a speculation that if everything goes smoothly, it will be commissioned on Oct. 1, 2012, China's national founding day. China will probably take ...

Editorials Jul 29, 2011

Help for those who lost a parent

The central and local governments have found that more than 200 children in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures became orphans in the March 11 quake and tsunami and, consequently, have provided them livelihood and education support. The public sector must also locate children who lost ...

Editorials Jul 21, 2011

A Nadeshiko moment

Nadeshiko Japan won the Women's World Cup by defeating the heavily favored United States on Sunday in Frankfurt. It was a great feat. Japan's women's national team became the first Japanese as well as the first Asian team to become the World Cup winner, ...