The government and the power industry need to proceed with a long-overdue review of the the MOX nuclear fuel cycle policy.
To help prevent a recurrence of abhorrent crimes against the disabled, society as a whole needs to come to grips with the widespread prejudice and discrimination against such people, and take steps to amend the situation.
Japan has no other practical choice except to maintain the security alliance with the U.S.
The city won't be immune, but it will be shielded from the worst of the crisis.
Japanese workers earn less than their counterparts in other major advanced economies.
The sense of urgency to create a more sustainable human existence must be shared across the world, including Japan, which failed to send any policymakers to Davos this year.
As the world's fifth-largest emitter, Japan must step up to the plate and promptly revamp its efforts to combat global warming.
Disaster response poses an ongoing challenge in this calamity-prone country.
There are no quick remedies for the rapid aging and shrinking of Japan's population, but inaction will only make matters worse.
Visualizing the kind of world we want to live in 10 years from now can spur creativity and innovation.
The Olympic year should provide us with a chance to reflect on the state of the nation and how we must respond to the multitude of challenges it faces.
The threats posed by climate change and mass surveillance will worsen if we continue the laissez-faire approach that fails to intervene and bend both phenomena toward more sustainable trajectories.
The government needs to assess whether the Futenma replacement project — with the substantial delays, cost overruns and local opposition — is still a viable project.
The arrest of a Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker this early in the creation of a casino industry in Japan shows that much more is needed to prevent gambling-related graft.
A degree of fear isn't out of place if it encourages people to adopt behaviors that will limit the outbreak.
Failure to contain the coronavirus outbreak could trigger a global recession, which would have an outsize impact on Japan.
He's a classic liberal Democrat.
A recent decision by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States further embolden Beijing in the South China Sea.
The bilateral alliance faces several challenges in any joint response to a major cyberattack.
If U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, he could win in November for any number of reasons.
What the international spread of the coronavirus would bring with it politically, culturally and economically remains a mystery.