Local efforts to attract tourists is a great way to reinvigorate local economies and shore up land prices.
The leaders of the two Koreas moved forward on a number of fronts at their summit this week — but the issue of the North's committment to nuclear disarmament remains unresolved.
Trump isn't a root cause of American crisis. He is a symptom of pre-existing conditions.
While the move may appear routine, its significance is unmistakable.
The prime minister has made revising the Constitution by 2020 a goal for his third term as LDP president, but most party members and their supporters view the economy as the top priority.
The government and operators of key infrastructure must brace for worst-case scenarios that defy the experiences of past disasters.
The U.S. believes that it can force the Palestinians to make a deal. History suggests that it will be proven spectacularly wrong.
The hometown tax donation system should be promoted as a mechanism to enable people to support the municipalities that they really want to help.
A sluggish economy and shrinking population demands that Japan be more outward looking to try to shape the external environment in which its companies must compete.
Many uniquely Japanese employment practices that lie behind recruiting guidelines are changing at a dizzying pace.
Tokyo should not be swayed in its position by the surprise remark and step up the efforts to address the territorial row with Russia.
We may soon discover how well we learned the lessons of the Lehman shock.
A regional bank's unusually strong performance was propped up by dubious lending practices.
The Hokkaido quake provides more clues on how to improve our disaster preparedness.
Japan's gradual approach to welcoming unskilled labor from abroad helps ensure the maintenance of social harmony.
Now is the time for launching open discussions in earnest on how to wisely adapt to the disruption that the fourth industrial revolution is expected to bring about.
The world should continue to heed the former secretary-general's voice of grace and reason, of morality and solidarity.
Utilizing Japan's superior technology and expertise in clean energy, we must step up to take a lead in the global fight to save the Earth.
At the height of his political power, now is an opportune time for Abe to attempt constitutional revision.
The Russian president set a precondition Japan can't accept when he offered to negotiate a peace treaty before reaching a settlement on the Northern Territories.
Successful negotiations will require a nuanced approach that respects the sensibilities and aspirations of the Palestinian people.