Commentary / World Dec 5, 2011

China: soft or crash landing?

by Kate Conger and Kevin Rafferty

Economists who believe that China can come to the rescue of an increasingly troubled global economy are now in a decided minority, with questions increasingly being asked whether China can save itself: Will China's economy achieve a soft landing, a hard landing or even ...

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 18, 2011

Disaster clobbers a helper

by John J. Metzler

The massive earthquake and tsunami that rocked and ravaged large parts of northern Japan have caused near apocalyptic devastation to the land and the environment. The 9.0-magnitude shock, the largest ever recorded in the earthquake-prone country, was brutally magnified by massive tsunami waves that ...

Editorials Feb 10, 2011

National sport on its knees

by Sophie Yu and Internal Submission

The Japan Sumo Association, rocked by a match-rigging scandal, has decided to cancel Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, which would have started March 13 in Osaka. This is the first time that a grand sumo tournament known as hon-basho has been canceled since the summer ...