A probe must be conducted to get to the bottom of the scandal and steps taken to ensure it doesn't happen again.
The government needs to review its regional revitalization efforts over the past five years to see if it's taking the right steps to achieve the intended goal.
Medical schools at universities are becoming unprecedentedly popular among high school students seeking to advance to higher education. Many high schools' websites exhibit not only the number of graduates who have successfully entered well-known national, public and private universities, but also how many have ...
Japan is a land of opportunities for young people if they have the right skills.
The world needs strong and capable economic management.
Even if ties to China warm, as appears to be occurring, Japan must not let relations with Taiwan be subordinated to relations with Beijing.
The government needs to come to grips with its responsibility for the suffering of the families of Hansen's disease patients.
All parties involved should engage in discussions over what can be done to reform the public pension system so it can reliably support retirees.
The risk of an accident or miscalculation is real and the animosities that dominate regional relations would fan the flames of any incident.
Ability, not nationality, should be the most important factor in the selection process.
The political parties have made progress in boosting the numbers of female candidates, but they can do a lot better.
It's time to make more serious efforts to restore Tokyo-Seoul relations, and the first step that must be taken is for South Korea to promptly agree to hold talks with Japan over the wartime labor issue, as called for under the 1965 agreement.
This month's Upper House election will give voters another opportunity to cast judgment on the 7-year-old Abe administration.
The government needs to listen to what patients' relatives have gone through and explore what can be done to make up for the damage done.
Our expanding ability to automate human work across all sectors makes an ever-growing workforce increasingly irrelevant to improvements in human welfare. That's good news for most of the world, but not for Africa.
Japan's participation in any coalition in the Persian Gulf region is far from a foregone conclusion
"Horizontal escalation" is a new strategy to shift a war to the enemy's weak spots. Unfortunately, it won't work on its own.
Abe may have showcased his deal-making prowess, but the country has crossed the Rubicon without a clear strategy to secure peace with Russia.
Rising tensions between China and the U.S. have put Japan in a uniquely privileged position vis-a-vis both countries.
It's time we end the age-driven society and pay attention to the variety and differences among people in the same demographic.
Women suffer the most from climate change and they are also the most willing to address it.