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EDITORIAL: Many disturbing implications in bill to strengthen state’s control

A proposal to enhance the state’s power during emergencies could lead to government overreach and erosion of local autonomy. Why is it necessary...

yesterday 20

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VOX POPULI: Japan appears pitifully old against India’s vibrant masses

I am reeling from the sheer scale of the “largest election in the world” that started in India on April 19 and will continue until June 1. The...

yesterday 30

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VOX POPULI: Animated documentaries can still deliver a powerful punch

What is realism in cinema? I have continued to wonder since I saw “Oppenheimer,” a biopic of the theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer...

previous day 60

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EDITORIAL: Face-saving must stop; Minamata patients need relief right now

Recent rulings by district courts in Osaka, Kumamoto, and now Niigata, underscored the grim reality that many victims of Minamata disease still,...

previous day 20

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EDITORIAL: Johnny talent agency’s pledge to compensate victims in doubt

The new company that has taken over the talent management business from the former Johnny & Associates Inc. (now Smile-Up Inc.), which has been...

thursday 40

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VOX POPULI: LDP has chosen 'defeat by default' rather than face voters

“A Fairly Honourable Defeat” is a novel published in 1970 by Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), one of the most esteemed authors in postwar Britain. One of...

thursday 30

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EDITORIAL: Public-private disaster support can learn from Kumamoto effort

The public sector alone is not capable of providing ample support to people affected by a disaster. It is also essential, so the argument goes, to...

17.04.2024 2

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VOX POPULI: Will Israel choose self-restraint or retaliation?

The dark sky flared with light again and again as numerous flying objects streaked across it. From the night of April 13 to the following morning,...

17.04.2024 3

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As more Chinese elite call Japan home, bilateral ties hit new level

Tokyo’s used bookshop district of Jinbocho is a haven for wealthy Chinese intellectuals trying to gauge Japanese sentiment toward China after...

17.04.2024 1

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VOX POPULI: Farewell haiku parties for death row inmates no longer possible

There are 10 haiku poems that unsettle me every time I read them. The author, whose pen name was Fuko (literally “No light”), was a death row...

16.04.2024 3

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EDITORIAL: Maximum efforts needed to stop Iran-Israel crisis from escalating

Iran’s unprecedented direct attack on Israeli soil has raised profound concern about the possibility of a cycle of escalating mutual retaliation...

16.04.2024 2

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