Jun 18, 2015

Inbound tourism boom

The goal of having 20 million people visit Japan annually by 2020 appears to be within reach thanks to a tourism boom.

Jun 16, 2015

GPS as an investigation tool

A mandatory procedure governing the use of GPS in police investigations should be established to ensure people's privacy rights are not violated.

Jun 16, 2015

Focusing on safe cycling

The revised Road Traffic Law should serve as a reminder to cyclists that they must follow traffic rules and ride safely.

Jun 15, 2015

Migration of elderly residents

Should the government promote the migration of the greater Tokyo area's elderly residents to rural parts of the country to avert a crisis in welfare services for senior citizens?

Jun 12, 2015

Erdogan rebuked — for now

Last weekend's elections in Turkey dealt President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a stunning setback and herald a period of instability in Turkish politics.

Jun 11, 2015

Keeping the G-7 relevant

As the host of the next G-7 summit, Japan has its work cut out to maintain the group's unity and increase its leverage.

Jun 10, 2015

Protecting pension data

The Japan Pension Service must offer a clear explanation on how it failed to prevent the hacking of its computer system, which resulted in a massive leak of personal data.