Jun 2, 2015

Abe can't duck history issue

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must realize that his perception of Japan's wars in the 1930s and 1940s is an issue that cannot be skirted if ties with China and South Korea are to be improved.

May 31, 2015

Japan's aquariums must evolve

The vote by Japanese zoos and aquarium to remain in the industry's world body means dolphin-keepers will have to rethink how they obtain their animals.

May 27, 2015

New food labeling requires care

Consumers must remember that the government does not guarantee the effects and safety of food products certified as having enhanced health-boosting properties.

May 26, 2015

Disappointing NPT conference

Japan must seriously consider how it can fulfill its special responsibility as the sole victim of atomic bombings in the global efforts to reduce and eventually eliminate the dangers posed by nuclear weapons.

May 25, 2015

Ishin no To's future

Ishin no To must establish a clear identity if it is to survive and flourish following the departure of its co-founder Toru Hashimoto.