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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.

Government assistance is vital in pandemic

Editorials Apr 23, 2020

Government assistance is vital in pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis is testing how well Japan protects the people and businesses in an emergency. The government need to sustain its assistance as steadily as possible while making sure the most needy are not left behind.

Is the nation ready for a long battle against COVID-19?

Editorials Apr 2, 2020

Is the nation ready for a long battle against COVID-19?

Many major cities around the globe have implemented lockdowns, but Japan’s big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka have not yet followed suit. Because of that, a sense of crisis about the coronavirus pandemic among the public seems relatively low. In New York, a ...

Keeping the elderly in the labor market longer

Editorials Mar 19, 2020

Keeping the elderly in the labor market longer

Legislation that has been approved by the Lower House will oblige employers to "make efforts" to secure job opportunities for their employees until they turn 70 if they wish to keep working. A key part of the social security reform pursued by Prime Minister ...

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