Reader Mail Dec 18, 2011

Shame on the whale killers

Regarding David McNeill's Dec. 11 article, "Tohoku ¥ for whales?": I was in tears for the Japanese tsunami victims, and I donated a large amount of money that I could not really afford because their suffering was unbearable. To discover now that Japan has used ...

Commentary / World Jul 6, 2009

Price of centralized power

by Masha Lipman

MOSCOW — The emergence of a Kremlin leader, President Dmitry Medvedev, without a KGB background, combined with the economic crisis, has inspired talk that when Barack Obama visits Moscow this week, America's president will be seeing a country on the verge of a new ...

Reader Mail Jun 26, 2008

A name for indentured servitude

Why are letters like Brian Clacey's on June 22, "Give guest workers a set contract," even published? Xenophobe Clacey does not live in Japan and his ideas are appallingly ignorant and selfish. Why not just call "fixed contracts" indentured servitude coupled with expulsion — ...

Reader Mail Apr 13, 2008

Critical issue is free speech

The author of the letter "Better to stay home than dis the flag" obviously does not understand the foremost point of the protest by teachers in Tokyo and the rest of Japan. The issue is not about "dissing" the flag. The flag is just an ...