Apr 21, 2015

Resolving the Henoko standoff

The Abe adminstration must take Okinawa's popular will seriously and find a solution to the standoff over the relocation of Air Station Futenma.

Apr 19, 2015

The Obama doctrine emerges

A resurgent Barack Obama is defying the conventional wisdom that holds the power and influence of the U.S. president begins to diminish almost from the date of his second inauguration.

Apr 16, 2015

Address nuclear safety concerns

By repeating their faith in the NRA's nuclear safety standard and dismissing any challenge to its validity, the government and power companies appear to be once more embracing the safety myth of nuclear power.

Apr 14, 2015

Settling disputes over unfair firings

If the government introduces a new system that allows the use of financial compensation to settle legal disputes over unfair dismissals, it should ensure that workers are not placed at a disadvantage.

Apr 13, 2015

Textbooks toe the government line

The government would do well to remember that uniform textbooks compiled by the state during and before World War II went hand in hand with Japan's militarism.

Apr 12, 2015

Get ambitious on emissions cuts

The government should aim for ambitious plans to cut Japan's emissions that would compare favorably with the targets set by other advanced economies.