Aug 9, 2015

Clues to the fate of MH370

The discovery of plane parts on an island in the western Indian Ocean has restored hope that the world may yet discover the fate of Malaysian Airlines flight 370.

Aug 9, 2015

Reducing military jet noise

The government should pay heed to the plight of local residents and explore negotiations with the U.S. for measures to reduce noise from its military aircraft using Naval Air Facility Atsugi.

Aug 8, 2015

Keep the spirit of Helsinki alive

The Helsinki Declaration has helped keep the peace in Europe for 40 years, and with tensions rising over the Ukraine crisis, it's vital to maintain that spirit of comprehensive security.

Aug 7, 2015

A setback for the TPP talks

The government should use the setback in the TPP talks to reassess its position and carefully decide how to proceed in the negotiations.

Aug 6, 2015

Bringing Tepco officials to trial

A decision by a judicial panel of citizens means former Tepco top executives will at last have to face justice in regard to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Aug 6, 2015

The truth in Isozaki's candid words

The Abe administration's sentiments were bluntly underlined when a special adviser to the prime minister asserted that security considerations take precedence over the stability of the nation's legal system.

Aug 5, 2015

Free the world of nuclear weapons

The 70th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki should remind leaders and citizens of Japan and other nations of the need to eliminate nuclear weapons.

Aug 3, 2015

Russia says no to MH17 justice

Any eventual tribunal established to prosecute individuals allegedly responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 will likely be forced to operate without Russia's assistance.

Aug 2, 2015

Iraq mission and the security bills

Recently released details of a 2008 GSDF mission to the "noncombat zone" in Iraq should be taken into account as the Upper House scrutinizes security legislation what would expand the scope of SDF missions abroad.

Aug 1, 2015

Lessons of plane crash in Chofu

The July 26 airplane crash in Chofu, western Tokyo, demonstrates the need for tighter rules governing small airports and the pilots and companies that use them.

Aug 1, 2015

Health gains lost to climate change

All of the impressive scientific and medical gains of modern civilization are in danger of being lost because of the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.