Oct 31, 2015

Review of feed-in tariff system

Besides boosting the use of renewable energy, the government's review of the feed-in tariff system should also correct the overreliance on solar power among the various forms of alternative sources.

Oct 29, 2015

Lessons from Osaka arson case

Investigators should never try to extract a confession from a suspect in a manner that conforms to a predetermined scenario. Yet false charges based on coerced false confessions happen time and again.

Oct 25, 2015

Construction data manipulation

The faulty foundation work at a Yokohama condominum underlines the need for the government to improve the verification system for construction work.

Oct 24, 2015

Truancy rate increases again

The education ministry must do a better job in reducing truancy by addressing the needs of students who don't fit the standard system.

Oct 23, 2015

Opposition eyes campaign tie-up

The opposition camp could cut into the ruling bloc's grip on the Diet if the parties can agree to cooperate for next summer's Upper House election.