Where to draw a line of defense is an important decision for any administration. Abe seems to have done a poor job of it.
Currently ranked as the world's No. 3 city, Tokyo could top the list if it improves in three key areas.
The government must do more to cope with the major wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The government needs to recognize the difference with other countries in its seriousness toward economic reforms and take much deeper steps.
Japan needs to overhaul its labor market to make the most of its shrinking workforce.
So far the report card is good, but expect better for the future.
If it's really serious about rehabilitating its fiscal conditions, Japan should first get over deflation, even by expanding fiscal spending — and it still has room for fiscal expansion.
From the "turbulence" of external political developments to the gale-force Fourth Industrial Revolution, Japan needs to brace for the future.
The closing decade of the 20th century offered a crystal ball for anyone peering into the future of the Asia-Pacific region. Japan's economy, once the region's leader, was "lost" after its asset bubble burst, whereas China overcame the economic stagnation that followed the Tiananmen ...
The central government will be reorganized Jan. 6, 2001 with the number of ministries and agencies to be cut almost in half to 13 from the present 22. The shakeup is based on a program worked out with great difficulty by the Adminis trative ...