Despite the Nuclear Regulation Authority's recent technical go-ahead for a reprocessing plant under construction in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, the nuclear fuel cycle policy that the government has pursued for decades remains effectively stalemated. The ¥14 trillion project, if completed and run at full capacity, ...
How many years must we wait until Japan becomes an ordinary country? Last week, a Cabinet Office panel decided to abandon the government’s target of having 30 percent of leadership positions held by women by 2020. In a draft report released July 21 that was ...
With job losses and support networks having closed down, some are feeling the effects of the pandemic more acutely.
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 ...
The pandemic's financial toll on hospitals and clinics has been staggering.
Measures are needed to ensure the protection of the people who are at greatest risk.
Political leaders need to hammer out measures to tackle pressing issues, and voters must realize that they have the power to change the course of Japan.
People who were forcibly sterilized deserve just compensation.
The COVID-19 crisis should prompt renewed action to address the overconcentration of people and business in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Despite her stunning victory in the 2016 race and subsequent aggressive political gambits, the Tokyo governor's achievements are not very impressive.
Effective measures needed to address cyberbullying
More effective measures needed to resolve Japan's 'national crisis'
The nation must now prepare for a second wave of infections.
With the economic downturn likely to be protracted, the key to a subsequent recovery is preventing mass unemployment and bankruptcies.
Health officials should be emphasizing the importance of “physical distancing” and “emotional closeness” in these critical times.
The world needs a strong and confident narrative of free-market capitalism and liberal democracy more than ever.
It’s hard to criticize Europe for its relatively sound management of the COVID-19 crisis, but a strong euro won’t help its export-led economic model.
Banning the app makes some sense but also risks promoting the internet censorship and segregation traditionally associated with authoritarian governments.
People learned the health advantages of open windows — and then closed them for air conditioners.
It's crucial to keep alive the idea that out of their ashes 75 years ago a better and more humane world can grow.
The grip that hierarchies have on all sorts of organizations was already breaking down. The pandemic has sped up the process.