Editorials Dec 23, 2011

Risky catalog purchase of fighter

The government on Tuesday selected Lockheed Martin's F-35 as the Air-Self Defense Force's next-generation fighter over Boeing's F/A-18 and the Eurofighter Typhoon to replace aging F-4 fighters. Japan plans to purchase 42 F-35s, hoping that the first delivery will start in fiscal 2016 (April ...

Editorials Jun 10, 2011

Scrutinizing Fukushima crisis

The government on Tuesday released a report on the accidents at Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant. Submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the report describes 28 lessons and countermeasures. The government and the power industry should act quickly on recommendations derived from the report. ...