Jul 26, 2015

Alarmist defense white paper

By highlighting the threat posed by China, the government appears to be using the white paper to drum up public support for the Abe administration's controversial security legislation.

Jul 25, 2015

Regulate drones but not too much

The government is making welcome moves to regulate the operation of drones, but authorities must take care not to stifle the burgeoning technology.

Jul 19, 2015

Encouraging political participation

With the voting age being lowered to 18 next year, young people must be better educated about the role they should play to help keep Japan's democracy healthy.

Jul 18, 2015

Honda makes English official

Honda is just the latest in a growing number of Japanese firms embracing English as its official language; now the nation's education system needs to respond with more effective ways of teaching the language.