Editorials Jan 2, 2019

What awaits Abe in the new year

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will face an uphill battle this year in his effort to create a lasting legacy for his administration by amending the Constitution.

Top world news of 2018

World Jan 1, 2019

Top world news of 2018

The Japan Times newsroom selected the following world news stories as the most important of 2018.

Editorials Dec 31, 2018

Democracy is under assault

The lesson of 2018 is that democrats around the world must rethink the basic operating procedures of their societies if they are to combat the threat to them that is generated by the very openness that they cherish.

Tokyo continues march toward 2020 Olympic Games

Olympics Dec 30, 2018

Tokyo continues march toward 2020 Olympic Games

With just over a year and a half to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, some significant challenges remain for organizers, but 2018 proved to be a year in which progress was made and notable milestones were achieved. The end of the year ...