Apr 17, 2018

A U.S. return to the TPP must not weaken deal

U.S. membership will encourage other countries to join the CPTPP, helping to transform it into a truly significant trade agreement — one that sets meaningful rules for economic integration and regional order.

Apr 15, 2018

Training and certifying medical specialists

A system has been launched to certify medical specialists under a common set of standards. Hopefully, it won't drain too many doctors from general practice or concentrate too many specialists in big cities.

Apr 12, 2018

Can Xi live up to his rhetoric?

Japan, like other countries, should support Xi Jinping's economic reform efforts, but it should demand that China live up to its president's rhetoric.

Apr 7, 2018

Train more commercial pilots

Sharp increases in air transportation have led to an acute shortage of pilots in Japan and other countries. The problem needs to be addressed before it grows any more serious.