Jun 6, 2013

China party figure Liu hits Abe take on history

Senior Chinese Communist Party figure Liu Yunshan voiced displeasure with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s comments on historical recognition in a meeting earlier this week with former Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiromu Nonaka, officials close to bilateral ties said. Liu, the Communist Party’s fifth-ranked leader, was ...

Dec 13, 2012

Rethink gender-parity principles

Regarding the Dec. 9 editorial “Gender parity task force“: On the basis of the results of similar initiatives to date, the prognosis for any meaningful results ever arising from the “task force” is dim at best. Why has Japan waited so long to even ...

Aug 24, 2011

Japan-India agreement

The comprehensive economic partnership agreement between Japan and India went into force Aug. 1. It is Japan’s 12th free trade agreement. In the field of FTAs, Japan is lagging its neighbor South Korea. The latter has already signed FTAs with the United States and ...