National Sep 5, 2016

Government to extend early voting on Supreme Court justices

The government has decided to bring rules for early voting on Supreme Court justices in line with those for Lower House elections, according to a government source. The change, to extend the early voting period to 11 days, is aimed at making it more convenient ...

Editorials Dec 12, 2014

Take the time to vote

Voter turnout Sunday for the Lower House election is forecast to be as low as it was in the 2012 race. Young people especially need to realize that, by avoiding the polls, they are losing their voice on issues that will certainly affect their ...

'Abenomics' in the spotlight

Commentary / Japan Dec 9, 2014

'Abenomics' in the spotlight

by Takamitsu Sawa

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe blames the opposition camp for criticizing "Abenomics" without presenting lternatives. But finding a way to put today's economy on a virtuous circle is akin to trying to create something out of nothing.

Editorials Dec 3, 2014

Debating nuclear energy

Lawmakers and parties need to lay out energy plans that include measures to reduce emissions that don't rely on nuclear power.