Reader Mail May 25, 2008

Let the SDF deploy overseas

Craig Martin's May 21 article, "Permanent SDF overseas deployment law endangers democracy," was an extreme pleasure to read, although I do not agree with everything in it. It's 2008 and Japan has the second strongest military force in Asia, continues to spend ...

Reader Mail Apr 6, 2008

Capitalize an eco-tourism industry

Boyd Harnell's March 30 article, "Secret film will show slaughter to the world" -- about the making of a documentary on the dolphin hunt in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture -- was riveting. I was especially struck by the chasm separating the worldviews of the parties ...

Reader Mail Feb 24, 2008

No qualifiers for emergency care

The Feb. 15 editorial "Burden of prenatal care" implies that regular checkups by a medical institution are a prerequisite if a woman whose contractions have begun expects acceptance by the same institution or another institution that's part of a perinatal care network. It somehow ...