Yoshio Takahashi
Japan Times
Oct 18, 2017
Survey finds fewer Japanese now see United States in favorable light
Support for the United State in Japan has dropped to the lowest level in nine years as only a quarter of Japanese say they have confidence in U.S. President Trump's policies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / DECISION 2016
Jul 1, 2016
TPP may cost Abe's LDP crucial farmers' votes
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party faces a major test of its support from farmers in the coming Upper House election, the first nationwide vote since Japan and 11 other countries signed a trade pact that opens the agricultural sector to increased international competition.
Apr 25, 2016
G-7's food security pledge offers Japan both a challenge and an opportunity
The pledge by the Group of Seven farm chiefs this weekend to enhance efforts to secure stable food supplies poses both a challenge and an opportunity for Japan, a country in need of reform in its agriculture sector to lift low food-sufficiency.
Japan Times
Jan 17, 2016
Problems with prototype reactor threaten Japan's nuclear fuel recycling plan
Japan's energy policy is facing major obstacles this year, as problems surrounding an experimental reactor threaten to foil long-laid plans to recycle nuclear fuel.
Jan 8, 2015
Big three brokerages paint rosy picture for Japan Inc. in 2015
Some market strategists say major Japanese companies are poised to gain momentum after a solid fiscal 2014 paved the way for reaping even greater windfall from a weaker yen and plunging global oil prices give an extra boost to business activity.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Nov 29, 2014
JAL-Skymark plan poses hazard to aviation market
With the government reluctant to push any tie-up, the outlook for the partnership that struggling Skymark Airlines Inc. is aggressively seeking to form with Japan Airlines Co. remains cloudy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 11, 2014
BOJ under pressure to ease further
Pressure is building on the Bank of Japan to take additional monetary easing steps to invigorate the recovery and thus global economic growth.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals