| Jan 28, 2013

Who'll govern the governor?

A high-ranking bureaucrat of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government had this to say about new Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose: “Although he served as vice governor, it is not known whether he has the necessary political finesse. I wonder if he is capable of moving metropolitan ...

| Jan 14, 2013

Our menacing infrastructure

“Expressway tunnels as well as other infrastructure throughout Japan are nearing the crisis stage,” warns a university professor who is a member of an advisory body for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Among the repercussions of the Dec. 2 ceiling collapse ...