Reader Mail Sep 29, 2011

Ban this intolerable stock phrase

I hate the phrase "restore the public's trust." It is too much over-cooked gobbledygook and I'd rather eat nails than hear it one more time. Lamenting the threat to, or decline in, the public's trust in politics is one of those stock phrases that ...

Reader Mail Apr 24, 2011

What are Tepco's execs doing?

Regarding the April 20 article "Nuke workers at risk of overwork death": The treatment of workers at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant is outrageous. They should be better taken care of in terms of the time they spend working, sleeping, eating, etc. They ...

Editorials Mar 17, 2011

Mr. Ishihara's re-election bid

Gov. Shintaro Ishihara of Tokyo announced Friday that he will run for a fourth term in the April gubernatorial election. At one point, it was reported he would not run. Behind his decision was strong encouragement from the Liberal Democratic Party. It appears that ...

Editorials Nov 1, 2010

Shoplifters getting older

A sad trend is emerging with the all too common crime of shoplifting. Although the total number of crimes recognized by authorities declined to 1.7 million in 2009 from a peak of 2.85 million in 2002 — with shoplifting leveling off at 140,000 to ...