Apr 26, 2016

U.S. presidential race narrows

Even if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump wrap up their nominations in the next few weeks, their head-to-head campaign promises to be a spectacle.

Apr 24, 2016

Insufficient electoral reform

The ruling coalition needs to explain why the nation is still being kept waiting for the fundamental reform needed to correct the gross disparity in vote values.

Apr 21, 2016

Time for Amari to talk

Former economy minister Akira Amari should follow through on his pledge to account for the millions of yen that he and his aides received from a construction company.

Apr 18, 2016

The Kumamoto quakes

The Kumamoto quakes underline the need to be prepared for natural disasters, which can strike at any time and anywhere in this quake-prone country.

Apr 17, 2016

In Peru, what's in a name?

Japan, with its close ties to the Fujimori family, should insist that Peru's presidential election be free, fair and transparent.