Tuesday Jul 29
The Japan Times
Abe's flawed contingency plan
"Should a contingency break out in a neighboring country, putting the lives of Japanese citizens trying to evacuate at risk, would it be right for the government not to do anything to help them?" asked Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a press conference in Brussels on June 5. He emphatically added, "As the prime minister, I have the responsibility to ... (more)
[Editorial] Autonomous schools
Twenty-five self-governing private high schools that went into operation in 2010 are undergoing a review by metropolitan and provincial education offices.
Mysterious river invertebrate raises con...
Environment protection advocates have raised a new claim that the four-river refurbishment project, led by former President Lee Myung-bak, has undermined water quality.
Assembly panel criticizes Japan over Kon...
The National Assembly's foreign affairs committee on Monday blasted Japan for suggesting the Kono Statement - a 1993 apology by Japan admitting to Tokyo's sexual enslavement of thousands of women during World War II - was a result of a diplomatic bargain between Seoul and Tokyo.