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.

Jun 10, 2015

Skymark's rehabilitation

The transport ministry can help Skymark recover by insuring a sufficient level of competition exists in Japan's aviation industry.

Jun 8, 2015

Another Ukraine ceasefire dissolves

The steady erosion of the ceasefire in Ukraine is proof that Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to see value in chaos and that the sanctions against his country have not impacted his calculus.

Jun 7, 2015

Abe should heed Onaga's words

To avoid an all-out confrontation with Okinawa, the Abe administration needs to search in earnest for an alternative plan to building a new U.S. Marine base in Henoko.