Progress, perhaps, in Pyongyang

The leaders of the two Koreas moved forward on a number of fronts at their summit this week — but the issue of the North's committment to nuclear disarmament remains ...

Now Abe must set his priorities

The prime minister has made revising the Constitution by 2020 a goal for his third term as LDP president, but most party members and their supporters view the economy as ...

Sep 16, 2018

Japan leans forward on EV chargers

A sluggish economy and shrinking population demands that Japan be more outward looking to try to shape the external environment in which its companies must compete.

Sep 10, 2018

Naomi Osaka, our newest hero

We hope that Naomi Osaka's victory in the U.S. Women's Open championship will help Japan to better appreciate its diversity and the richness and opportunity it creates.

Turning a new page

Sep 8, 2018

Turning a new page

The Japan Times is saying goodbye to Shibaura, the district in Minato Ward, Tokyo, that has been home to our company for the past 52 years. We are moving to a new office in the Kioicho district in Chiyoda Ward — but that is ...

Sep 7, 2018

A 'sad day for Myanmar'

Myanmar's persecution of two Reuters reporters, sentencing them to seven years behind bars, is shameful. The silence of the world's governments is equally shameful.