Editorials Oct 19, 2019

Find new ways to end child abuse

The government's efforts to combat child abuse is showing mixed results at best despite the policy response to recent high-profile fatalities of young victims.

Editorials Oct 16, 2019

Review defenses against flooding

As we learned from the lessons of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, we need to prepare for worst-possible scenarios to ensure people's safety when large-scale disasters strike.

Editorials Oct 15, 2019

Brave Blossoms step up their game

The Brave Blossoms' performance is a sign of the opportunities that await and the advantages to be won if Japan does more to embrace foreigners and give them a chance to contribute.

Editorials Oct 10, 2019

A Nobel Prize for a revolutionary technology

The awarding of the Nobel Prize in chemistry to Akira Yoshino provides us with an opportunity to see whether Japanese firms and universities are investing enough resources in innovative research that has the potential to radically change our lives for the better.