Japan’s relatively rosy figures on COVID-19 are a reflection of several issues that illustrate the lack of transparency in government and public health authorities.
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A lack of economic ambition is increasing the trend of 'hikikomori.'
Japan should export its profitable public transport business model to help African countries repay Chinese infrastructure loans.
The nation's best-selling travel guide tends to heavily stress crime and danger in other countries.
It's time to reduce the political power of Japan's dwindling rural, primary-sector interests.
An idiosyncrasy unique to corporate Japan prevents the reduction of unessential workers to improve productivity.