Jul 2, 2015

Step up train security

The fiery suicide on a bullet train should be a call to arms for railway operators to improve their security measures.

Jun 30, 2015

Abe's ill-conceived university policy

The government should remember that the primary purpose of unversities is to provide students with a well-rounded education that helps them became more insightful citizens.

Jun 29, 2015

Guarding against MERS

Government officials and ordinary citizens alike must take sufficient precautions to ensure a MERS outbreak does not take place in Japan.

Jun 27, 2015

University autonomy under fire

Education minister Hakubun Shimomura and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are moving dangerously close to trampling on the academic independence of universities.