Panel calls for more corporate nurseries

Jun 6, 2013

Panel calls for more corporate nurseries

The Regulatory Reform Council proposed Wednesday that more companies and incorporated nonprofit organizations be publicly certified to run nursery schools to end the need for waiting lists for day care. In proposals submitted to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the government council called for fair treatment ...

Sep 22, 2011

The case for critical thinking

The Sept. 18 editorial "Slow transparency of universities" states that Japanese universities should teach students "how to evaluate information and make difficult, reasoned decisions." However, when it comes to nonvocational, nontechnical academic programs — what we call humanities in the West — I don't think ...

Sep 2, 2011

Protection of cyberspace

Countering attacks on computer networks has become an important security issue for governments. On July 15, the U.S. Defense Department announced a strategy to harden American computer systems against cyberattacks. The Pentagon established U.S. Cyber Command in 2010 for daily operation and defense of its ...