Editorials Nov 13, 2014

Tolerating the voices of children

People must realize that children are the future of rapidly graying Japan and work to create an environment in which their presence is not only welcome but encouraged.

The high cost of peace and quiet

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Jul 12, 2014

The high cost of peace and quiet

by Michael Hoffman

Peace and quiet! How rare it is, how precious. Why rare? Because a full-blooded modern economy is no monastery, no "ancient pond" into which a frog may jump, producing the hushed "sound of water" immortalized by the haiku poet Basho (1644-94). Engines roar, machinery hums, ...