The central government should try to work out a permanent system of distributing prefectural corporate taxes to local governments that will help stabilize local revenue and decentralize administrations.
China's Nov. 23 declaration of an air defense identification zone extending to territories it does not control is just the latest example of its jurisdictional creep that reflects a larger strategy to supplant the U.S. as the preeminent power in Asia.
Although a record high 63 percent of Japanese women held jobs in September, acccording to a government survey, the details show that Japan's women are still relegated to part-time, nonregular positions.
The United States has urged China to set up an emergency hotline with Japan and South Korea to avoid confusion in Beijing’s newly declared air defense zone. Washington does not recognize Beijing’s air defense identification zone, which extends over the East China Sea and ...
Even if the state secrets bill becomes a law, it will be important for people to continue grass-roots movements to oppose it and to prevent from being used to curb their right to know and to express their thought and opinions.
The fact that China's new air defense identification zone overlaps that of Japan, Taiwan and South Korea is not "illegal" and is perhaps part of a strategy to level the legal playing field vis-a-vis Japan's claims in the disputed area.