Aug 9, 2016

Faltering regional revitalization

The Abe administration's regional revitalization policy has done little to close the growing gap in wealth and population between the large metropolitan areas and the rest of the nation.

Jul 1, 2016

Why young people should vote

Young people need to realize that the policies affecting their own future will be determined by the elections in which they may or may not be taking part.

Residents rally to halt decline of rural gas stations

Apr 29, 2016

Residents rally to halt decline of rural gas stations

The humble gas station, once a firm fixture of any town landscape, is in decline as dwindling demand for fuel and an absence of next-generation operators slowly cripples the industry. According to the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, the number of gas stations ...