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.
With both militaries having to fight the pandemic alongside their existing operations, how can Japan and the U.S. keep deterrence robust?
The lockdowns across the world will likely kill more people than they saved.
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.
The state of emergency declared by the government this week due to the rapidly expanding number of coronavirus infections in Tokyo and six other prefectures should cause us not to panic but take the situation seriously.
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.
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 prospect of monetary and fiscal coordination means this stimulus bill will get paid. But central bank independence is also on the line.
The system derived from compensation politics has real and immediate impacts on Japan’s defense designs.
These measures can work no matter what your ideology.
Japan should be especially worried by Pyongyang's announcement that it is strengthening its "nuclear war deterrence."
Extraordinary measures are needed.
In many urban areas of Japan, people were recently urged to stay home for weeks on in the fight to contain the spread of COVID-19. Most big bookstores in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto were closed through the end of the Golden Week holidays, making ...
Britain’s prime minister has centralized power but he doesn’t seem to want to use it.