Jul 10, 2015

Alarm bells in China

China's plunging stock markets place the credibility and legitimacy of the Communist Party at risk.

Jul 8, 2015

Keeping North Korea on track

The government should consider carefully how to proceed now that North Korea has sought more time to investigate the fate of the Japanese abductees.

Jul 7, 2015

Shortage of nursing care workers

The number of nursing care workers is set to fall short of demand by 380,000 within a decade unless the government takes steps to make the industry more attractive.

Jul 5, 2015

Electricity and gas liberalization

Liberalization of the electricity and gas industries could be a boon, but the government needs to keep a close watch to make sure consumers don't get burned.

Jul 4, 2015

Japan's troubling lack of romance

The recent survey showing that a large minority of young Japanese aren't interested in romantic relationships has troubling implications for the already low birthrate.