Jul 20, 2015

Veteran activists urge citizens to think, act for democracy


Three veteran grass-roots campaigners from the pacifist movement shared a half-century of experiences with college students recently against a backdrop of protests over the Abe administration’s policy of lifting constitutional constraints on the Self-Defense Forces. During a symposium at Keio University in Tokyo, Shinobu ...

Dec 3, 2014

Media balance is key to lasting East Asia peace, forum says

For peace to endure in East Asia, media outlets must remain neutral and levelheaded, a group of experts said at a symposium in Tokyo on Tuesday. Hosted by the Japan Press Research Institute, the forum brought together media representatives and academics from Japan, China ...

Raise corporate profile of women, confab urges

Apr 18, 2014

Raise corporate profile of women, confab urges


A two-day international conference aiming to empower women kicked off Friday in Tokyo with a call for companies and the government to foster more female executives — an area of gender equality where Japan greatly lags behind the global norm. The fourth Women’s International ...

Oct 20, 2013

Abe 'arrows' to fall short: professor


A Stanford University professor has criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic strategy, saying it will be impossible for the government to speedily execute all of the items in his “Abenomics” policy package. “I counted and there are at least 170 items which Japan wants ...

May 19, 2013

Incentives needed to lure students to U.S., experts say


Incentives are needed to reverse the decline in Japanese enrollment at U.S. universities as Japanese companies compete harder and earlier to recruit new graduates, experts said at a symposium. “They need clear incentives and encouragement from the government, academia, the media and private enterprise. ...