Arguing past ignores future 


There has been a lively debate in “Letters” about the overthrow of the Hawaii monarchy and the subsequent annexation by the United States. Often the writers use the same facts to arrive at different conclusions.

Zenkoku Hosho in shady Hawaii deal 
Zenkoku Hosho Co., a major credit guarantee company, made a questionable 30 million dollars deposit in a Hawaii bank account in 2005 as security for bank loans extended to a firm that then Zenkoku Hosho Chairman Tadatoshi Asakawa had founded there in his individual capacity, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.