To make it easier to bring about a change in government, all seats should be elected in the single-seat electoral district system.
For Haruaki Deguchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan has the 6-3-3-4 education system — compulsory education of six years in elementary school and three years in junior high school. Students then commonly go on to three years in high school and four years in university. International comparisons show that after completing their ...
The most important items on the agenda should be reversing Japan's population decline and rebuilding the government's fiscal health.
The driving force of Japan's future economy will be new service industries and a highly educated workforce will be a key factor.
Media apprehension about lowering the legal age of majority has been wildly overblown.
Regional universities should not be taken lightly anymore; now is the time for them to shine.
The World Economic Forum's 2017 gender gap index ranks Japan 114th out of the 144 countries surveyed — this must change.
Cultivating students' power to think requires a strong financial foundation
Japan's alliance with the U.S. and robust economic growth will remain key to ensuring Japan's national security for the foreseeable future.
To ensure its future prosperity, Japan must resolve its demographic, productivity and fiscal dilemmas.