Editorials Oct 19, 2011

Preparing for future disasters

Following discussions in the wake of the March 11 quake and tsunami, an experts' panel of the Central Disaster Management Council submitted its final report to post-disaster reconstruction minister Tatsuo Hirano in late September. The report called on the central and local governments to ...

Editorials Jun 5, 2010

Economy growing for now

Japan's real gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2010 grew 1.2 percent, or an annualized 4.9 percent, from the previous quarter, marking the fourth consecutive quarter of growth. Nominal GDP, which is said to better reflect people's true feelings about economic ...