Jul 18, 2015

Honda makes English official

Honda is just the latest in a growing number of Japanese firms embracing English as its official language; now the nation's education system needs to respond with more effective ways of teaching the language.

Jul 15, 2015

Toshiba's cooked books

Unless it's determined why Toshiba's existing governance mechanism failed to prevent accounting irregularities it will be difficult to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Jul 14, 2015

Repairing Japan-South Korea ties

Having cooperated to obtain UNESCO world cultural heritage status for their historical sites, Japan and South Korea should continue to strive to prevent differences over historical perceptions from further straining bilateral ties.

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.