Nov 14, 2015

Problems with Ikata plant restart

Many concerns remain about the safety of the Ikata nuclear plant in Ehime Prefecture and the feasibility of the evacuation plans, but the governor has given his approval to restart the facility anyway.

Nov 13, 2015

Myanmar's historic election

The NLD's triumph in Myanmar's election is an important victory for democracy, but amid the celebration it's important to remember this is only a beginning.

Nov 12, 2015

Supreme Court and marriage rules

Lwmakers should shed their outdated view and proceed to make necessary legal amendments to end the discrimination, injustice and inconveniences caused by two marriage-related articles in the Civil Code.

Nov 11, 2015

Piling scandal needs deep probe

The probe into the piling data scandal mustn't end with individual companies and workers; instead it should dig deep into the very foundation of the construction industry and get at the real root of the problem.

Nov 9, 2015

Review nuclear fuel cycle program

The recommendation to review the Monju project should give the government, the power industry and the public an opportunity to reassess the wisdom of pursuing the establishment of a nuclear fuel cycle program.

Nov 6, 2015

COP21 will require serious effort

It's going to take a great deal of effort to make the COP21 climate change meeting a success, and Japan, the U.S. and China and will have to lead the way.

Nov 5, 2015

Erdogan's bet pays off

If Turkish President Recep Erdogan uses his party's sweeping election victory to press for the consolidation of power in his hands, such a move could deepen Turkey's divisions.

Nov 3, 2015

China loses a 'lawfare' skirmish

An international arbitration tribunal's decision provides South China Sea claimants with an opportunity to breathe new life into negotiations designed to turn the 2002 ASEAN-China Declaration on a Code of Conduct for the South China Sea into a real code of conduct.