Reader Mail | Editorials Dec 13, 2012

Rethink gender-parity principles

Regarding the Dec. 9 editorial "Gender parity task force": On the basis of the results of similar initiatives to date, the prognosis for any meaningful results ever arising from the "task force" is dim at best. Why has Japan waited so long to even ...

Editorials | Editorials Aug 24, 2011

Japan-India agreement

The comprehensive economic partnership agreement between Japan and India went into force Aug. 1. It is Japan's 12th free trade agreement. In the field of FTAs, Japan is lagging its neighbor South Korea. The latter has already signed FTAs with the United States and ...

Editorials Apr 23, 2011

Mr. Keene's noble decision

Mr. Donald Keene, a prominent scholar of Japanese literature and Columbia University professor, has decided to make Japan his permanent home and has begun the process of becoming a naturalized Japanese citizen, it was reported last week. In an interview with NHK, the 88-year-old ...

Editorials Jan 29, 2010

Google, China and the facts of life

Google's motto is "don't be evil." Some assert that such sentiment — common sense for most human beings — is irrelevant for a corporate entity dedicated to the pursuit of profit. Yet Google is no jordinary company. It provides the infrastructure through which a ...

Reader Mail Apr 24, 2008

Beef-up basic content

I read your paper more closely today than I ever did in the last 14 years, but still could not notice anything "new" except the slight change in the font type and size of your headlines. So I am at a loss as to ...