ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

An alarming assassination in Iran

Editorials Dec 3, 2020

An alarming assassination in Iran

The assassination last week of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s most important nuclear scientist, was aimed as much at the administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden as it was the regime in Tehran.

RCEP: Big numbers, bigger potential

Editorials Nov 19, 2020

RCEP: Big numbers, bigger potential

The U.S. absence in both the RCEP and CPTPP partnerships obliges Japan to show leadership to direct both agreements toward integration, openness, good governance and the rule of law.

Ant's IPO gets stepped on

Editorials Nov 12, 2020

Ant's IPO gets stepped on

The $37 billion initial public offering would have been the world’s largest and conferred a value of $316 billion on the Chinese financial giant.