Editorials Sep 23, 2011

To the brink of worst case

More than six months since the crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant started, people not directly affected by it appear to be gradually losing their acute concern about the crisis. Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan's recent interviews with mass media ...

Commentary Aug 29, 2011

Budget repair and liberal defiance

by Kyung Hoon Kim, Anthony Halpin, Akira Tashiro, Klaus Naumann, Sharmila Silva, Rachel Kranton, Robert Dujarric, Lucian Bebchuk, Lester Tenney, Carol Mann, Dominique Moisi and George Will

The residues of liberalism's Wisconsin Woodstock — 1960s radicalism redux: operatic lamentations, theatrical demonstrations and electoral futilities — are words of plaintive defiance painted on sidewalks around the state capitol. "Solidarity forever" was perhaps painted by a graduate student forever at the University of Wisconsin. "Repubs ...

Editorials Jan 29, 2009

Joint project with China

In June 2008, Japan and China agreed on gas development and production projects in the East China Sea by shelving differences over the demarcation of exclusive economic zones (EEZs). Although the agreement was supposed to contribute to building stable bilateral ties, friction has cropped ...