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, ...

Editorials Jul 17, 2010

A Cold War redux

Cold War buffs slipped into nostalgia last week as the United States and Russia swapped spies. For some, the hasty exchange of 10 Russian "sleepers" convicted in the U.S. for four men held as spies in Russian jails seemed too familiar, prompting speculation that ...

Editorials Feb 16, 2009

Waiting for the right pension

The existence of some 50 million hard-to-identify pension-premium payment records surfaced in 2007. Then, in 2008, the tampering of records related to Kosei Nenkin (pension system mainly for company employees) surfaced. Progress in rectifying the situation is slow. Even if one succeeds in having his ...