Nov 6, 2016

Burying overhead power lines

Japan must move faster to eliminate the millions of utility poles that are blighting its landscape and bury power cables underground.

Nov 5, 2016

FSA policy on regional banks

The Financial Services Agency will have to thread a narrow line as it urges regional banks to boost their lending to small and medium-size firms.

Nov 3, 2016

Japan's hypocritical nuclear stance

Japan's opposition to the start of talks on a U.N. treaty aimed at outlawing nuclear arms has undermined its position as a leader in the anti-nuclear weapons movement.

Nov 2, 2016

Scandal rocks Seoul

The furor that has erupted in Seoul is not likely to topple South Korean President Park Geun-hye, but it will create a vacuum at the apex of government and may well render her a lame duck.

Oct 31, 2016

Hillary Clinton's October surprise

Will the FBI's renewed probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server for official communications while U.S. secretary of state swing the Nov. 8 election?

Oct 30, 2016

The tsunami deaths lawsuit

The case shouldn't be closed on the tsunami disaster at Okawa Elementary School until all testimony is heard and all evidence weighed.