Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshi Kajiyama said in early July that the government will work out a program to phase out inefficient coal-burning thermal power plants — by either suspending or scrapping these plants. METI later followed up on the move by ...
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To turn the nation around, Japan needs more effective political leadership.
Starting the academic year in April poses yet another obstacle in the nation's effort to internationalize its higher education.
In many urban areas of Japan, people were recently urged to stay home for weeks on in the fight to contain the spread of COVID-19. Most big bookstores in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto were closed through the end of the Golden Week holidays, making ...
Nothing can fully replace holding a real book in your hands.
Seeking to raise the share of renewable energy as close as possible to 100 percent could resolve many problems.
A liberal arts education is crucial to the development of the skills required for success in Society 5.0.
English-language education in Japanese schools should focus on reading and writing rather than conversation to build a strong foundation.
AI is none other than a mechanized slave in that it liberates humans from labor for production.
It is imperative that Japan reform its power industry to make electricity more affordable for industries relying on AI.