Dec 15, 2016

Air base noise pollution problem

A Supreme Court decision is likely to set precedents against lower courts granting compensation for problems caused by the operation of military aircraft.

Dec 14, 2016

Japan's ratification of the TPP

If the Abe administration believes in the TPP as a key to drive up Japan's growth, it should prepare to restructure its strategy on how to push the nation's free trade agenda in case the deal is formally declared dead.

Dec 13, 2016

Google's commitment to go green

Google's announcement that it will meet 100 percent of its corporate energy demand from carbon-free sources by next year is a critical step in responsible environmental stewardship.

Dec 12, 2016

China controls its WTO destiny

Until China is prepared to quit hedging, and extend the same benefits to its trading partners that it demands of them, its nonmarket economy status in the WTO is appropriate.

Dec 9, 2016

Pension bill needs more explanation

The government has a duty to explain in detail and in an easy-to-understand manner how the reform bill now in the Diet would contribute to rebuilding the pension system's finances.

Dec 7, 2016

Abe's tribute at Pearl Harbor

If Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor matters as a symbolic gesture of reconciliation with the U.S., he should consider similar steps with Japan's Asian neighbors.