Nov 17, 2016

The sinkhole in Fukuoka

Authorities need to find out exactly why a huge sinkhole formed in Fukuoka, and how to keep the same problem from happening again.

Nov 15, 2016

A questionable nuclear deal

The Diet must scrutinize whether Abe's nuclear deal with India contradicts Japan's efforts to promote nonproliferation and the abolition of nuclear arms.

Nov 14, 2016

Hong Kong's autonomy eroded

Beijing's promise to uphold the "one country, two systems" formula that was designed to protect Hong Kong's distinct features — in particular its political system — looks increasingly empty.

Nov 9, 2016

Overtime woes at Dentsu

The Dentsu overwork scandal shows the problem of overwork can't be solved through the voluntary efforts of businesses.

Nov 8, 2016

Helping Myanmar to help itself

A year after general elections gave the National League for Democracy a majority in Parliament and almost eight months since the inauguration of an NLD-led government, Myanmar is in a difficult situation. Economic growth has slowed and the progress of democratization and ethnic reconciliation ...