Many major cities around the globe have implemented lockdowns, but Japan’s big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka have not yet followed suit. Because of that, a sense of crisis about the coronavirus pandemic among the public seems relatively low. In New York, a ...
Efforts should now shift to organizing the games next year in an environment that is safe for not just the athletes but all the officials and spectators involved.
Shifting the start of the school year to fall would bring the nation a number of benefits.
The prime minister’s economic package may look bold, but action comes late.
Legislation that has been approved by the Lower House will oblige employers to "make efforts" to secure job opportunities for their employees until they turn 70 if they wish to keep working. A key part of the social security reform pursued by Prime Minister ...
Many of the people affected by the disasters are still struggling to rebuild their shattered lives.
The COVID-19 crisis presents an opportunity to change Japan's archaic corporate culture and promote telework.
Efforts must be ramped up to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The government and the power industry need to proceed with a long-overdue review of the the MOX nuclear fuel cycle policy.
To help prevent a recurrence of abhorrent crimes against the disabled, society as a whole needs to come to grips with the widespread prejudice and discrimination against such people, and take steps to amend the situation.
Japanese workers earn less than their counterparts in other major advanced economies.
The sense of urgency to create a more sustainable human existence must be shared across the world, including Japan, which failed to send any policymakers to Davos this year.
As the world's fifth-largest emitter, Japan must step up to the plate and promptly revamp its efforts to combat global warming.
Disaster response poses an ongoing challenge in this calamity-prone country.
How should we weigh the benefits against the costs of unemployment, social isolation and widespread bankruptcies?
The new coronavirus interacts with human immune systems in complicated ways.
Success in life or work is determined by attitude multiplied by effort and ability.
COVID-19 is upending all the usual ways for people to win the approval of their peers.
The COVID-19 outbreak has just exposed, with remarkable clarity, the bankruptcy of U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda.
Whatever decision that Abe makes will never be welcomed and will be considered as either “too little, too late,” out of touch with the reality, or probably both.
The only way to safely enjoy nature these days is to keep away from one another.