Editorials May 26, 2014

Noisy nighttime military flights

A Yokohama District Court's award of ¥7 billion in damages to 7,000 residents who live near Atsugi air base underscores the need for the government and the U.S. to get serious about finding ways to reduce the noise from military aircraft.

Editorials Oct 12, 2013

Revising Status of Forces Agreement

A meeting earlier this month among Japan-U.S. officials failed to address change for most of the core issues held in place by the half-century-old U.S.-Japan Status of Forces Agreement.

Commentary Mar 5, 2007

To move without U.S. cues

by Keizo Nabeshima

In their talks Feb. 21, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney reaffirmed the "unwavering" Japan-U.S. security alliance. This raises a question: Why did Abe have to reaffirm an alliance that is said to have already benefited from the long ...