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.

Editorials Dec 31, 2019

A new Olympic year for Japan

The Olympic year should provide us with a chance to reflect on the state of the nation and how we must respond to the multitude of challenges it faces.

Editorials Dec 29, 2019

Delays and cost overruns at Henoko

The government needs to assess whether the Futenma replacement project — with the substantial delays, cost overruns and local opposition — is still a viable project.

Editorials Dec 28, 2019

Eliminate casino corruption

The arrest of a Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker this early in the creation of a casino industry in Japan shows that much more is needed to prevent gambling-related graft.