Skepticism engulfs secrecy bill

National / Politics Nov 30, 2013

Skepticism engulfs secrecy bill

by Ayako Mie

As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government rammed the controversial state secrecy bill through the Lower House last week, what seemed to become evident is that even his Cabinet ministers lack a coherent understanding of the content, breeding even more skepticism among the public. Abe said ...

National Sep 12, 2013

Students suggest policies to increase female scientists

A group of university students on Wednesday handed the government some policy proposals for achieving its stated goal of increasing the ratio of female scientists in Japan to 30 percent by 2020. Eight science majors, including five past winners of fellowships from UNESCO and Nihon ...