Editorials Dec 20, 2011

Nuclear crisis far from resolved

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Dec. 16 declared that the stricken reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have entered the state of "cold shutdown" and that it has been confirmed that the nuclear crisis has "been resolved"(Shusoku ni ...

Reader Mail Dec 18, 2011

Rein in yen for shaky science

Regarding the Dec. 14 editorial, "Glimpse of hope from Durban": I can understand The Japan Times' concern for the potential effects of global warming and the role Japan might play in helping mitigate the effects. The problem is, the jury is out on whether ...

Editorials Mar 25, 2009

Protecting music copyrights

For many young people, ordinary cell-phone ring tones and alarms are monotonous and boring. So they replace those tones with chaku-uta (literally "arriving music"), or musical ring tones downloaded from the Internet. But there is a problem: A large number of these ring tones ...