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2020.10.29 (Thu)

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR NAKASONE DEVOID OF RELIGIOUS SENTIMENT

     A memorial service for former prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, held at a large hotel in Tokyo on October 17, was a quasi national event jointly staged by the cabinet and the ruling Liberal-Democ…

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2020.10.22 (Thu)

“ACADEMICS’ DIET” EMPLOYS ANTI-JAPANESE DOUBLE STANDARD

     It is about time that the Science Council of Japan (SCJ), which claims to be the “academics’ Diet,” stops insisting that Japan not become a normal nation. That is my candid view in light of the …

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2020.10.15 (Thu)

KUDOS TO PRIME MINISTER SUGA FOR WISE DECISION REGARDING ACADEMIC FREEDOM

     Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has refused to appoint six academics recommended by the Science Council of Japan (SCJ) as its new members. I highly value his wise decision. Before explaining why, l…

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2020.10.08 (Thu)

USE—NOT JUST POSSESSION—OF NUKES MANDATORY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY TODAY

     The US has traditionally honored martial spirit and accountability.      At a glance, President Trump’s tweets and his words and deeds may make one suspect that the US has lost its sense of d…

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2020.10.01 (Thu)

CHINA CONDUCTS DRILLS TARGETING US BASES IN JAPAN

     “Debate about the nature of Japan’s national defense should not be the exclusive domain of military geeks and nerds. These are issues that concern all Japanese.”      So declares Katsutoshi K…

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