Jul 5, 2015

Electricity and gas liberalization

Liberalization of the electricity and gas industries could be a boon, but the government needs to keep a close watch to make sure consumers don't get burned.

Jul 4, 2015

Japan's troubling lack of romance

The recent survey showing that a large minority of young Japanese aren't interested in romantic relationships has troubling implications for the already low birthrate.

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.