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 ...
There is little evidence that China has tried to impact debate in Japan as it has done in other countries.
A president desperate for a win isn’t always in the best position to negotiate.
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.
China’s tactics around the Senkaku Islands are even more dangerous than similar moves in the South China Sea.
The COVID-19 crisis is brutal reminder that we are still vulnerable to catastrophic risks
I had not used TikTok until yesterday. My niece in her mid-20s said she had stopped using the TikTok app — a Chinese-owned video-sharing social networking service — because it's best suited for teenagers. After downloading and trying the app for a while, I ...
Both the government and people saw the shadow of China in the background of the battle to beat the coronavirus.
It is not so much the economics of new technologies that should worry us, but rather the politics and ethics.
Who gets coronavirus protection first (and last)? Who profits (and loses)? What is “informed consent” (if it exists)? Divided societies face agonizing choices.
Trump reminds the world of the importance of foreign ownership of media. Big Tech would rather you forget.