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.
As many have discovered while working from home, we really do print more than we think.
Should the nation adopt policies and acquire equipment that would enable it to execute attacks onto foreign soil?
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.
It is deeply disturbing that the ruling coalition is trying to push this revision through the Lower House this week.
The coronavirus crisis has exposed grave vulnerabilities in the nation's medical services.
The COVID-19 outbreak in Japan has left hundreds of thousands of university students in a chaotic situation. Lectures that were supposed to start in April only recently began to be offered online.
The COVID-19 crisis is testing how well Japan protects the people and businesses in an emergency. The government need to sustain its assistance as steadily as possible while making sure the most needy are not left behind.
Students in public schools closed by the pandemic are at a strict disadvantage to their peers in private schools. The nation must do everything it can so these children are not left behind.
Fighting discrimination is a key issue in municipal integration policy.
Some worry that the national security law will compromise analysts’ credibility. It’s a bit late for that.
Ability to put innovation into practice determines recovery of virus-hit economy
Japan needs to continue to convey to Beijing that the new national security law must be carefully implemented to ensure the "One country, two systems" model stays intact.
Beijing gets far more credit than it is due for investments in the region.
Defense Minister Taro Kono’s announcement has opened a Pandora’s box of politically tough questions.
A failure to act collectively will produce another global patchwork of tax rules, which is bad for business, governments and consumers.