Dec 31, 2015

The 'comfort women' agreement

The "comfort women" accord may only be the beginning of a process that will test Japan and South Korea's readiness to overcome differences and build mutual trust.

Dec 30, 2015

No endorsement of nuclear safety

A Fukui court decision that paves the way for the restart of nuclear reactors at the Takahama Nuclear Power Plant should not be viewed as an endorsement of nuclear power's safety.

Dec 29, 2015

LDP takes aim at modern history

Does the LDP plan to use the panel to push a revisionist view of Japan's modern history and lay the groundwork for a revision of the Constitution?

Dec 28, 2015

Time for serious electoral reform

Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers from rural areas are already gearing up to fight much-needed electoral reform to reduce the vote disparity between rural and urban areas.

Dec 26, 2015

Perils of a slow-shaking quake

A new study finds that a long-lasting mega-quake in the Nankai Trough off Japan could imperil high-rise buildings hundreds of kilometers away.