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Tpday's JT EDITORIAL

Shoddy care of a nation's heritage

The Cultural Affairs Agency's shoddy preservation of Takamatsuzuka, one Japan's most important historical burial mounds, is a disgrace that needs to be quickly rectified.

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Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's structural reforms for creating a "simple, efficient government" have entered the final phase. In late May, the Diet enacted the administrative reform promotion law and four related bills aimed at continuing Koizumi's reform programs after he steps down in September (when his tenure as president of the governing Liberal Democratic Party ends).

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LONDON -- Naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough used to be skeptical about how far climate change could be ascribed to human actions. He has now declared he is convinced that what we are doing or failing to do has had seriously damaging effects on the climate, and he has been demonstrating through programs on British television how climate change will affect all of us. He is giving yet another wake-up call to world leaders.

Arms race widening in Southeast Asia

By HIDEAKI KANEDA

Southeast Asia's return to prosperity since the financial crisis of 1997 has brought a regionwide splurge on new weapons. Most Southeast Asian countries are, indeed, now busily modernizing their armed forces. So far, most have done so without compromising their autonomy in security matters. But with China's military buildup causing nervousness everywhere, many governments in the region are starting to work with outside powers.

Ready for global discussion on migrants

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All in all, countries that welcome migrants and succeed in integrating them into their societies are among the most dynamic in the world.

China's buildup is no wonder

By TOM PLATE

The Pentagon would have us believe that a melodramatic mystery surrounds China's military buildup. There's no mystery at all.

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Putin fantasizes like a czar

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