Nov 26, 2014

Revitalizing local economies

Can the Abe administrative accomplish what past governments have tried and failed to do, and revitalize Japan's regional economies?

Nov 26, 2014

Probing Gunma patient deaths

Gunma University Hospital's investigative committee as well as the health ministry should carry out a thorough probe to find out what led to the deaths of eight patients who underwent liver surgery.

Nov 22, 2014

Tough penalties on sex crimes

A Justice Ministry panel's discussions on ways to toughen penalties for sex crimes are extremely important to help reduce sexual assaults and other sex-related crimes in Japan.

Nov 21, 2014

Opposition must get its act together

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeking a vote of confidence for his “Abenomics” policies in the Dec. 14 election of the Lower House. But as the chamber was officially dissolved Friday, the opposition parties still lack a common ground beyond their unanimous criticism of ...

Nov 21, 2014

ASEAN needs a united front

ASEAN members should cast aside their differences and take a strong stance toward China on the issue of regional maritime security.

Nov 20, 2014

Another black eye for bankers

Bankers believe, with good cause, that they are too big to fail. The result is a belief in their own immunity and a culture of impunity that produces scandal after scandal.