There are no countries in the world that do not wish for eternal prosperity. Nothing can ensure such prosperity except education of their people. Many people may take that to mean school education for children and youth. However, what will be far more important ...
For Haruaki Deguchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan has no other practical choice except to maintain the security alliance with the U.S.
Businesses that cannot pay the social insurance premiums for their employees are not qualified to hire people in the first place.
A sweeping study of historical data yields fascinating revelations about the past, present and future.
The emperor's position is determined by the will of the people, irrespective of the historical background of the imperial system.
Restoring the primary balance should not be used as an excuse to avoid enacting pension system reform.
Economic theories can't fully explain Japan's financial policies.
Tokyo's international competitiveness will decrease further unless drastic measures are taken to improve its infrastructure.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must place priority on resolving several major policy challenges confronting Japan before he tries to revise the Constitution.
The only way to fundamentally turn around Japan's falling fertility rate is to build a society free of gender discrimination.