Dec 22, 2015

Oxford lessons for Todai

An international outlook, a dedication to research and a spirit of enterprise are among the qualities that universities need to become world-leading institutions.

Oct 26, 2015

Abe's magic doesn't work

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants Japan to believe there are magic solutions to the complex problems facing society, to the detriment of the nation.

Oct 20, 2015

Too early for TPP cheers

The Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations were a major blow against democracy and good governance, and the deal is studded with measures distorting capitalism and free markets.

Aug 18, 2015

Shinzo Abe's sorry apology

Critics of Shinzo Abe have to concede that he used the right buzzwords in his address marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. But did he really mean them?

Aug 4, 2015

Abe losing to his demons

On the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat and surrender, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a wonderful opportunity to set a new path for Japan, for Asia and the world. But will he take it?

Jul 27, 2015

FT challenges Nikkei's values

The Financial Times is everything that Nikkei is not. It is questionable whether international and Japanese news values will fit easily together.