In an effort to speak with an authoritative voice on issues we deem important, The Japan Times Editorial Board will put more resources toward focusing on a single editorial each week that offers a fresh and informed perspective. The weekly editorial will appear online every Thursday.

Reader Mail | Editorials Dec 13, 2012

Rethink gender-parity principles

Regarding the Dec. 9 editorial "Gender parity task force": On the basis of the results of similar initiatives to date, the prognosis for any meaningful results ever arising from the "task force" is dim at best. Why has Japan waited so long to even ...

Editorials | Editorials Aug 24, 2011

Japan-India agreement

The comprehensive economic partnership agreement between Japan and India went into force Aug. 1. It is Japan's 12th free trade agreement. In the field of FTAs, Japan is lagging its neighbor South Korea. The latter has already signed FTAs with the United States and ...

Reader Mail | Editorials May 4, 2008

What rice riots in the Philippines?

The April 29 editorial "Hunger in a world of plenty" states that there have been food riots in the Philippines as a result of the rising price of rice. I am writing to inform you that this is factually incorrect because, while the rising ...