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.
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 ...
Barely a month ago, China was in the grip of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Thousands of new infections were confirmed every day. Hospitals were overwhelmed. People were dying by the hundreds. People couldn’t leave their homes. But the government’s draconian lockdown seems to have ...
There are no countries in the world that do not wish for eternal prosperity. Nothing can ensure such prosperity except education of their people. Many people may take that to mean school education for children and youth. However, what will be far more important ...
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.
There are no quick remedies for the rapid aging and shrinking of Japan's population, but inaction will only make matters worse.
The eruption of COVID-19 has focused the attention of the world’s political authorities, but has also made them cognizant of past experience. As we know, the “Spanish Flu,” so named because initial media reports suggested that the influenza originated in Spain rather than in ...
There is not yet an ironclad scientific consensus on exactly how the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is spreading, but experts are getting a pretty good sense of it. That understanding needs to be central to our strategy of combatting the virus with minimal ...
When you lock the people down (to save their lives), you inevitably close down a lot of the economy as well. And the lockdown will definitely have to last in most countries until May or June. U.S. President Donald Trump’s promise of a “beautiful ...
We are about to make a historical step — hopefully forward — as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Justified civil liberties concerns shouldn't prevent us from using technology to combat a pandemic that could kill millions.
Real experts know the dangers of winging it.
Japan has much to contribute to helping resolve the current global crisis in leadership and communication.