Takamitsu Sawa

For Takamitsu Sawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Humanities under attack

Aug 23, 2015

Humanities under attack

Moves in the halls of power to downgrade, if not outright strip, the humanities and social sciences nation's universities are both outrageous and wrongheaded.

Feb 15, 2015

Growth-stunting technology

Though information and communications technology has made remarkable strides since 1991, it appears to have stunted Japan's economic growth rate.

'Abenomics' in the spotlight

Dec 9, 2014

'Abenomics' in the spotlight

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe blames the opposition camp for criticizing "Abenomics" without presenting lternatives. But finding a way to put today's economy on a virtuous circle is akin to trying to create something out of nothing.