Reader Mail Nov 20, 2011

For whom the student toils

This is an open letter to education minister Masaharu Nakagawa: For many of us in developed nations such as Japan, the current reality offers many choices for consumers: countless bento boxes at train stations, legions of handsets for cell- and smart-phone users at retail outlets, ...

Reader Mail Nov 6, 2011

Challenge of population growth

How appropriate it felt to read United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's clarion call for action in the Oct. 31 front-page article, "Global population's 7 billion mark could be a year off the symbolic date." The challenge of population growth seems to be failing ...