Reader Mail Jun 19, 2011

How will having dosimeters help?

The June 15 Kyodo article "34,000 children in Fukushima to get dosimeters" is absurd. What facilities does the prefecture have available to read these 34,000 dosimeters? None. What plans does the prefecture have in place to respond to high readings from the children's high dosimeter ...

Commentary / World Mar 13, 2011

Atavistic longing years after the revolution

by Norman Manea

VIENNA — What happens after the euphoria of revolution fades? Today's Eastern Europe, some two decades after the revolutions of 1989, may offer a salutary warning for today's defiant and jubilant Arab youth that they must remain vigilant. Ever since I left Romania for exile ...

Editorials Feb 9, 2010

Toyota's moment of crisis

Toyota Motor Corp. is in a crisis of critical proportions, the worst in its 70-plus-year history. The firm has voluntarily recalled millions of vehicles worldwide, and has suspended the production and sale of several models in the United States. At stake is the firm's ...

Reader Mail Aug 20, 2009

Omiyage ritual has been difficult

Regarding Kris Kosaka's Aug. 15 article, " Surviving a Japanese summer boils down to the art of omiyage": As the wife of a Japanese man since 1974 and as a Paris resident, I enjoyed reading about the "omiyage pleasure-nightmare." Since 1974 I have ...