Editorials Feb 13, 2011

Discovering new authors

The recent media hype over a possible e-book revolution has obscured the real star of the book world — the author — and the continued functioning of the system for discovering new literary talent in Japan, including the competition among new authors for 30-some ...

Editorials Jun 1, 2010

Yet another nuclear success

For the first time in a decade, the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference was a success. The 189 nations that met for a month at the United Nations headquarters reconfirmed their commitment to the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons, and ...

Editorials Jan 29, 2010

Google, China and the facts of life

Google's motto is "don't be evil." Some assert that such sentiment — common sense for most human beings — is irrelevant for a corporate entity dedicated to the pursuit of profit. Yet Google is no jordinary company. It provides the infrastructure through which a ...