Jan 28, 2016

The lethargic opposition

To avoid another blowout defeat at the hands of the LDP-Komeito alliance, the opposition parties must increase their cooperation and present voters with an alternative vision.

Jan 26, 2016

What the Ginowan election means

The Abe administration should think again whether the Henoko project will truly serve to reduce Okinawa's U.S. base burden and enhance the stability of the security alliance.

Jan 25, 2016

How far will Putin go?

Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to prefer a 19th-century mindset in which Russia is a great power, a status that gives it license to act as it pleases.

Jan 21, 2016

Uncertain annual wage talks

It remains to be seen whether workers at small and medium-size firms will benefit from raises in this year's annual wage negotiations.

Jan 20, 2016

Fatal bus crash raises alarm bells

The Karuizawa bus crash should prompt the industry and authorities to reconsider whether current safety regulations are adequate and being properly followed.