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World News >> Japan

Abe, Trump hold ‘constructive’ talks on trade and North Korea during one-on-one dinner
Shinzo Abe kicks off a busy five-day trip to the United States.
09/24/2018 - 02:04 AM


Foreign caregiver trainees to receive financial aid for Japanese lessons
The labor ministry will set up a financial aid system to help foreign caregiver trainees learn Japanese and acquire technical knowledge.
09/24/2018 - 10:01 AM


Aichi couple sets up phone booth for people seeking to connect with loved ones they have lost
A red, wooden telephone booth stands on a hill in Tahara, Aichi Prefecture, overlooking Mikawa Bay. Inside sits a disconnected black telephone.The booth was set ...
09/24/2018 - 06:55 AM


Wild boar carcasses found in Gifu dull prospects for declaring containment of swine fever
An outbreak of swine fever on a farm in Gifu Prefecture earlier this month seemed to come to an end after the culling of hundreds ...
09/24/2018 - 06:49 AM


Families of Japanese abductees renew call for increased efforts to secure their return
Relatives of Japanese people abducted by North Korea reiterated their call for the government to step-up efforts to realize the early homecoming of their loved ...
09/24/2018 - 05:12 AM


No. 4 generator at Tomato-Atsuma plant might be fired up two months earlier than expected: Hokkaido Electric
Quake-hit residents get some good news.
09/24/2018 - 05:09 AM


China accuses U.S. of ‘trade bullyism’ as both sides impose fresh tariffs
The United States and China imposed fresh tariffs on each other’s goods Monday as the world’s biggest economies showed no signs of backing down from ...
09/24/2018 - 04:24 AM


Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained upon jail release: associate
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained again on Monday for allegedly violating protest laws while he was being released from a 30-day jail stint ...
09/24/2018 - 02:34 AM


Despite close ties, likelihood of U.S. auto tariffs high unless Abe offers concessions to Trump, experts say
While the U.S. takes aim at China, Canada and Mexico over perceived trade imbalances, Japan has kept a low profile.
09/24/2018 - 01:52 AM


At U.N., Trump to again confront North Korea’s nuclear threat
As he begins the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut, U.S. President Donald Trump will again confront the dangers posed by North Korea’s nuclear threat, ...
09/24/2018 - 01:49 AM


U.S. top court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces new accusation as Senate hearing set
The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted ...
09/24/2018 - 12:15 AM


Fujifilm plans iPS-based trials to treat complications from bone marrow transplants
Fujifilm Corp. aims to start clinical trials with artificially derived stem cells next year to prevent serious complications from bone marrow transplants used to treat ...
09/23/2018 - 11:55 PM


Hakuho pleased after latest triumph
Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho said Monday he wants to give himself a treat for the feats he accomplished at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.A day after ...
09/24/2018 - 06:10 AM


Neftali Soto, BayStars delay Carp’s pennant celebration
Neftali Soto homered twice and drove in five runs, propelling the Yokohama BayStars to a 7-5 come-from-behind victory over the Central League pennant-chasing Hiroshima Carp ...
09/24/2018 - 09:13 AM


Flawless Golden Kings lift Terrific 12 trophy after downing Guangzhou
The Ryukyu Golden Kings have piled up tournament victories at an impressive rate in the preseason. First, they captured the B. League Early Cup Kansai ...
09/24/2018 - 08:13 AM


Alvark players consider themselves B. League contenders, not reigning champions
Reigning B. League champion Alvark Tokyo will approach the new season not with the intent to defend their title but rather with the desire to ...
09/24/2018 - 07:58 AM


Lions stun Patriots as Matt Patricia beats Bill Belichick
Matt Patricia weaved his way through a crowd to hug the man who helped him live a dream.Patricia beat mentor Bill Belichick, seemingly making all ...
09/24/2018 - 06:15 AM


Swallows’ Buchanan remains positive during playoff push
David Buchanan’s little slice of heaven is in the outfield. He might be a pitcher by trade, but there are few things the 29-year old ...
09/24/2018 - 06:11 AM


J. League clubs see opportunities in tourism
While Andres Iniesta has not made the matchday squad at either of Vissel Kobe’s matches in the Kanto area since his midsummer arrival, his name ...
09/24/2018 - 05:08 AM


Tiger Woods completes captivating comeback with victory at Tour Championship
A comeback not even Tiger Woods saw coming a year ago.A chaotic celebration that golf hasn’t seen even in the best of times. Woods delivered ...
09/23/2018 - 09:52 PM


Juri Hara dodges bullets as Swallows keep Central League pennant race alive
Juri Hara repeatedly pitched out of trouble to work five innings as the Tokyo Yakult Swallows beat the Chunichi Dragons 2-0 on Sunday to guarantee ...
09/23/2018 - 09:40 AM


Reds pummel Vissel as Andres Iniesta sits
Well over 50,000 Urawa Reds fans made their way to Saitama Stadium on Sunday night to see their team take on former Barcelona legend Andres ...
09/23/2018 - 09:32 AM


Old Dominion shocks No. 13 Virginia Tech behind backup QB
This was supposed to be a relatively easy road trip for Virginia Tech. Cross the state, connect with some its fans and maybe a few ...
09/23/2018 - 08:31 AM


Hakuho wins battle of yokozuna to finish Autumn Basho with 15-0 record
A day after securing his record-extending 41st championship, Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho closed the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with a perfect 15-0 record on Sunday.By winning ...
09/23/2018 - 08:02 AM


Tiger takes lead into final round of Tour Championship; Hideki Matsuyama 16th
Tiger Woods is three shots ahead and one round away from capping his comeback season with a moment that has defined his career.Winning. Woods played ...
09/23/2018 - 06:33 AM


Braves beat Phillies, capture first division title since 2013
Freddie Freeman stood soaked in champagne with music blaring and his teammates jamming in celebration.This was just how the longtime star first baseman envisioned it ...
09/23/2018 - 06:32 AM


Sumo 101: Hobbies
All sumo wrestlers get a week off starting the day after a tournament ends.Most head back to their hometowns for some much needed rest and ...
09/23/2018 - 05:36 AM


Rugby World Cup to get unprecedented coverage on Japanese TV
Rugby World Cup 2019, which kicks off in exactly one year’s time, will get unparalleled television coverage in Japan with all 48 games shown on ...
09/23/2018 - 05:03 AM


Yoshida takes gold, Hashimoto silver at worlds
Tsukasa Yoshida won the women’s 57-kg division at the judo world championships on Saturday, while compatriot Soichi Hashimoto settled for silver in the men’s 73-kg ...
09/23/2018 - 04:08 AM


Naomi Osaka upset by Karolina Pliskova in Toray Pan Pacific Open final
Karolina Pliskova has accomplished what 10 others have tried and failed to do over the past month: beat Naomi Osaka.The hard-serving Czech spoiled the party ...
09/23/2018 - 03:54 AM


Kei Nishikori stunned by Bachinger in Moselle Open semifinal
German journeyman Matthias Bachinger stunned top-seeded Kei Nishikori by fighting back from a set down on Saturday to reach the first ATP Tour final of ...
09/22/2018 - 10:59 PM


Two-time Olympic champ Yuzuru Hanyu wins in return to competition
Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu made a successful return from an ankle injury that sidelined him after the Pyeongchang Games by winning the Autumn Classic ...
09/22/2018 - 10:36 PM


Unbeaten Wild Knights pounce on Jubilo
Panasonic Wild Knights on Saturday signaled their intentions to bring the Japan Rugby Top League trophy back to their clubhouse in Ota, Gunma Prefecture, as ...
09/22/2018 - 10:01 AM


Ryukyu delivers impressive defensive effort against Nagoya in The Terrific 12 semifinals
The Ryukyu Golden Kings jumped out to a big lead in the first quarter and played stellar defense against the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins throughout the ...
09/22/2018 - 09:10 AM


Reysol, Sagan play to 1-1 draw
Two teams arrived at Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium in desperate need of a win on Saturday afternoon, and neither found what they were looking for ...
09/22/2018 - 08:54 AM


Giants ace Tomoyuki Sugano tosses sixth shutout of season
Right-hander Tomoyuki Sugano pitched his sixth shutout of the season as the third-place Yomiuri Giants beat the second-place Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5-0 in the Central ...
09/22/2018 - 07:21 AM


Sumo 101: Senshuraku
The last day of a sumo tournament is called senshuraku and it’s packed with all kinds of ceremonies and events not seen over the preceding ...
09/22/2018 - 06:26 AM


Hakuho wins record 41st title
Yokozuna Hakuho made history twice at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, claiming a record 41st Emperor’s Cup with his 1,000th victory in the ...
09/22/2018 - 06:01 AM


Naomi Osaka cruises into Pan Pacific Open final
Naomi Osaka had punched her ticket for the Toray Pan Pacific Open final and fielded questions from the media about 10 minutes. Now, she had ...
09/22/2018 - 05:36 AM


Abe siblings capture gold medals on same day at world championships
Uta Abe won her first World Judo Championships gold medal on Friday, while her brother Hifumi defended his men’s under-66 kg title.Abe beat compatriot and ...
09/22/2018 - 05:07 AM


Kei Nishikori reaches Moselle Open semifinals
Kei Nishikori set himself up for a semifinal clash with qualifier Matthias Bachinger of Germany after a hard-fought 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 quarterfinal victory at the ...
09/22/2018 - 04:44 AM


Abe’s work-style reforms give Japan’s employers the green light to demand unpaid and unsafe overtime
New law caps overtime at unhealthy levels and sets up a system that will legitimize the principle of working for nothing.
09/23/2018 - 07:15 AM


‘My Year in Japan’ books offer reassuring words to armchair travelers, but expats need more
The most successful works remain true to both the author's time abroad and to Japan itself.
09/23/2018 - 07:14 AM


Where the heart is: a dog named Skyros
Six-year-old Skyros has been described as "quite a special guy." And though he may not be as exotic as the Aegean island jewel he is ...
09/23/2018 - 07:13 AM


Warning to Naomi Osaka: Playing for Japan can seriously shorten your career
Naomi Osaka's decision to represent the country she left at the age of 3 may be good for her bottom line but not necessarily her ...
09/19/2018 - 06:20 AM


What does Japan’s Nationality Act really mean for its dual citizens?
Given the present "don't ask, don't tell" attitude of the Justice Ministry, it would be highly unusual if Naomi Osaka was forced to relinquish her ...
09/19/2018 - 06:19 AM


To black up or not to black up for ‘Othello,’ that is the question
As a Tokyo theater offers another Othello in blackface, Baye McNeil argues that breaking out the shoe polish is the laziest yet most problematic option.
09/16/2018 - 04:45 AM


Bilingual project aims to be a springboard to women’s empowerment in Japan
A new bilingual program aims to cross language and cultural barriers and help all women move ahead in their professional and personal lives — sharing ...
09/16/2018 - 04:44 AM


It’s my time: a black cat named Morty
Morty is a free spirit, the kind of cat that, if he were a kid, would probably be in trouble at school a lot. He'd ...
09/16/2018 - 04:43 AM


This Tokyo Scout’s been there, done that, got all the merit badges — and more
Thanks to a rule change, Japan resident Austin Koslow is possibly the most decorated Scout ever in the U.S. branch of the movement.
09/12/2018 - 07:35 AM


More than a century on, Baden-Powell’s Scouts span 169 nations, including Japan
Those in Japan wishing to join the movement can take their pick between the Scout Association of Japan and the Boy Scouts of America.
09/12/2018 - 07:34 AM


Forever sunshine: A golden retriever named Summer
True to her name, this girl glows with warmth. In addition to being gorgeous, she's brimming with affection and loves people.
09/12/2018 - 07:33 AM


Dog tale bites judge: His tweets muzzled, Japan’s ‘Judge White Briefs’ faces his own trial
Disciplinary hearings for outspoken jurist over a dog-dumping story can only damage Japan's judiciary.
09/05/2018 - 06:00 AM


Views From Tokyo: What do you think about Mio Sugita’s remark that LGBT people are ‘unproductive’?
People in the Japanese capital were asked for their thoughts on the position of the LGBT community in Japnese society, in the wake of a ...
09/05/2018 - 05:59 AM


Japan according to Don Maloney: Still amusing and relevant, mostly, 40 years on
Irreverent accounts of an American businessman in the 1970s in Tokyo hold up surprisingly well today.
09/02/2018 - 04:15 AM


Don Maloney’s ‘Never the Twain…?’ Japan Times column: some choice cuts from the 1970s
Some excerpts from Don Maloney's "Japan: It's not all Raw Fish" (1975) and "Son of Raw Fish" (1977) collections of Japan Times columns.
09/02/2018 - 04:14 AM


Glam girl: a white cat named Sarah
Sarah has a lot going for her. In addition to her beauty, she's full of energy, bubbly, vivacious, loves toys, people and chasing things.
09/02/2018 - 04:13 AM


Wanting to make a difference, Bolivia-born Noemi Inoue turned Japanese and entered politics
Shocked by gender inequality and wanting to do something about it, Noemi Inoue decided to naturalize and stand for her local council.
08/29/2018 - 06:00 AM


How to sum up Japan’s summer of disaster in Japanese?
The summer of 2018 was one for the books — busting meteorological records, wreaking havoc and devastating entire regions along the coast of western Japan.
09/24/2018 - 06:35 AM


Know your spicy from your sweet in Japanese with ‘karai’ and ‘amai’
Introducing the meanings and uses of 辛(から)い (spicy) and 甘(あま)い (sweet), two adjectives that relate to taste.
09/24/2018 - 06:36 AM


Let’s discuss Namie Amuro
Fans across the country flocked to events paying tribute to pop diva Namie Amuro on the day she chose to step out of the spotlight.
09/24/2018 - 06:35 AM


Fish in a phone box: Artist sues shopping district over plagiarism
A contemporary artist has filed a lawsuit against a shopping district in Nara Prefecture, claiming a telephone box teeming with goldfish resembles one of ...
09/24/2018 - 06:35 AM


Beyond beauty: Setting the trend for working mothers
Name: Jerome Bruhat Title: President and Representative Director, Nihon L’Oreal K.K. (since July 2015) URL: DoB: Aug. 31, 1967 Hometown: Paris Years in Japan: ...
09/23/2018 - 07:00 AM


The steady pace of mainstream fashion
The cliche, albeit an increasingly true one, that style trends are here today and gone tomorrow continues to define the extremes of the Tokyo fashion ...
09/23/2018 - 04:10 AM


In-game and manual updates
As "Mega Man" celebrates his 30th birthday, Nintendo gets more hands-on and "The World Ends With You" gets a Switch update
09/23/2018 - 04:09 AM


Patrick Behuhuma: Looking to the future of Africa and Japan
A love of samurai movies brought business analyst Behumuma to Japan, but a love of Africa and promoting its culture has kept him here.
09/22/2018 - 09:55 AM


Yuichiro Hori: Designing a new life in China
An early designing post in Shanghai leads to a full-time business move
09/22/2018 - 09:54 AM


Kouki Watanabe: Sparks fly between son and father
Run by father-and-son duo Toshihiro and Kouki Watanabe, Taihou remains a cozy, unfussy, family-run restaurant rooted in Kyoto's Nijo district. But that modesty can't hide ...
09/22/2018 - 09:50 AM


Making the case for heirloom farming
Hidehito Komaki pulls a dried pod from the flowering stem of a cabbage plant and carefully splits it. Both sides are lined with tiny brown ...
09/22/2018 - 09:48 AM


Trick or treat(ment): Q-Pot’s Obake-chan QQ Medical Treatment Plate is sweet, tart and cute
Q-Pot Cafe in Omotesando ushers in the Halloween season with a host of spooky treats.
09/22/2018 - 09:46 AM


For Tohru Nakamura, fusion is in the blood, not just the food
At Geisels Werneckhof in Munich, Tohru Nakamura — whose father is from Japan and mother is from Germany — displays his bicultural heritage to winning ...
09/22/2018 - 07:57 AM


The sky’s no limit for far-flung motorbike touring in Hokkaido
Two humans, one motorcycle and seven days of travel on Hokkaido's open roads.
09/21/2018 - 06:34 AM


When stumped in Japanese, go where stumped Japanese go
Reading Japanese explanations of Japanese grammar patterns is a surefire way to improve your reading ability and to make sure you're getting unadulterated content.
09/17/2018 - 04:10 AM


Let’s discuss damage to Kansai airport
After Kansai International Airport was flooded by a typhoon, the central government and the region proposes temporarily routing some flights to other Kansai airports.
09/17/2018 - 04:08 AM


‘Avatar robot’ cafe opens up new job opportunities to ALS patients
This November, a cafe will open in Akasaka, Tokyo, where customers will be served by "avatar robots" controlled remotely by severely handicapped employees.
09/17/2018 - 04:08 AM


Living and working — choosing the right verb in Japanese
Introducing the differences between the verbs "sumu" and "kurasu," as well as "tsutomeru" and "hataraku"
09/17/2018 - 04:05 AM


Hands-on diplomacy reveals charms of Nicaragua
Located on the ninth floor of a nondescript commercial building in Nishi-Azabu, and identifiable only because of a row of United Nations-like flags outside, the ...
09/16/2018 - 08:19 PM


Dealing with disaster in Japan
It's been a tough month for Japan. First the biggest typhoon in 25 years blew through the western region, then a major earthquake in Hokkaido ...
09/16/2018 - 05:55 AM


Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda wins lifetime achievement award at prestigious San Sebastian film festival
Director Hirokazu Kore-eda added to his growing list of accomplishments Sunday, becoming the first Asian to win the lifetime achievement award at the San Sebastian ...
09/24/2018 - 02:19 AM


Accusers say they hope Bill Cosby is sentenced to serious prison time this week
Two of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault decades ago said Sunday they hope he will be sentenced to prison time ...
09/23/2018 - 09:07 PM


Haruki Murakami’s ‘Underground’ still holds chilling lessons about Japan
Haruki Murakami's sole foray into journalism, "Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche," celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. What lessons does it ...
09/22/2018 - 09:38 AM


‘The Journey’: Jiro Osaragi depicts a society coming to grips with defeat and occupation
Jiro Osaragi's "The Journey" is an intriguing literary and psychological depiction of a society coming to grips with the aftermath of defeat and occupation.
09/22/2018 - 09:36 AM


There’s a story for every taste in ‘Speculative Japan 4’
"Speculative Japan 4" is the latest in Kumamoto-based Kurodahan Press' mission to bring the best of Japanese science fiction and fantasy to the English-speaking world.
09/22/2018 - 09:34 AM


‘Ramblin’ Man’ singer Dickey Betts critical but stable after falling while playing with dog in Florida
Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is in “critical but stable” condition after slipping and cracking his head while playing with the family dog in ...
09/20/2018 - 08:03 PM


Golden oldies: A Saitama theater festival for elderly actors welcomes seniors from around the world
Renowned theater director Yukio Ninagawa broke new ground when he launched Saitama Gold Theater in 2006. Instead of seasoned actors, he filled his troupe with ...
09/20/2018 - 03:11 AM


Kyoto gears up for a film festival — rain or shine
It may be a spring chicken compared to its film festival siblings in Tokyo, Yamagata and elsewhere, but the Kyoto International Film and Art Festival ...
09/20/2018 - 02:12 AM


U2’s Bono saw ‘pain’ on pope’s face over clergy sex abuse scandals
U2 front man Bono said he could see the pain on Pope Francis’s face on Wednesday when he told him “it looks to some people ...
09/19/2018 - 05:30 PM


In defense of difference: Hikaru Toda’s ‘Of Love & Law’ showcases the efforts of two lawyers fighting discrimination in Japan
For all its many attractions as a place to live, Japan can be unforgiving for anyone who’s perceived as different.There’s a phrase that comes up ...
09/19/2018 - 05:10 AM


‘The Hungry Lion’: A nuanced account of the social media nightmare we all fear
Teenagers take chances that, to the adults in their lives, are sheer idiocy (as I know first-hand from both sides of the teenager-adult divide). These ...
09/19/2018 - 05:09 AM


‘In Pursuit of Silence’: A documentary looks at what it’ll take to finally get some peace and quiet
The 1964 tune “The Sound of Silence” by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel is a bona fide classic, but it never really identifies just what ...
09/19/2018 - 05:08 AM


Julie Chen leaves CBS show ‘The Talk’ in taped message after husband Leslie Moonves is ousted
Julie Chen has left the cast of the CBS daytime show “The Talk” a week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves, was ousted ...
09/18/2018 - 05:31 PM


Japan and China: Forging ties in the electronic underground
WWWβ — a subterranean space under Shibuya’s WWW and WWWX venues dedicated to “club alternative” — is a frequent stop for DJs and producers at ...
09/18/2018 - 07:41 AM


The art of architecture and photography
The current exhibition at Archi-Depot, "A Gaze into Architecture: Phases of Contemporary Photography and Architecture" features the work of 13 artists, of whom more than ...
09/18/2018 - 07:40 AM


‘Carl Larsson and His Home: Art of the Swedish Lifestyle’
Sept. 22-Dec. 24After moving to the Lilla Hyttnas house in the Swedish countryside of Dalarna county, an area that still harbors a traditional lifestyle, the ...
09/18/2018 - 07:39 AM


‘Masanori Ikeda Portrait Project 2012-2018 “Inase na Tokyo”‘
Sept. 22-Oct. 14Masanori Ikeda began presenting his work at Dragged Out Studio, a gallery he managed himself in 1999, and later became known for his ...
09/18/2018 - 07:38 AM


‘Beauty in the Yumeji Style’
Sept. 26-Dec. 16The bijinga (portraits of beautiful women) by Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934) portrayed women in such a distinctive manner that it became known as “Yumeji ...
09/18/2018 - 07:37 AM


How Tokyo can deal with Trump unilateralism
Abe needs to highlight how Japan can help the U.S. resolve the region's most pressing issues.
09/24/2018 - 04:00 AM


Probe deeper into education ministry scandals
If a structure of collusion between the education ministry and the sector that it oversees is behind the bribery cases, it needs to be exposed ...
09/24/2018 - 03:59 AM


Is constitutional reform the key to securing the Indo-Pacific?
How interrelated are the issues of Japan's constitutional reform debate and ongoing questions about preserving Asia's status quo?
09/24/2018 - 03:58 AM


Religion and politics; hopes and disappointments
What a confused and frightened world needs from spiritual leaders is perception, wisdom and illumination, not the same old damaging socialist message from the 1970s.
09/24/2018 - 03:57 AM


Space junk presents a clear and present danger
Pollution generated by human activity isn't limited to the Earth and its climate.
09/24/2018 - 03:56 AM


Extreme weather at the ballot box
It's time for voters everywhere to hold leaders accountable for their failure to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
09/24/2018 - 03:55 AM


Keep up efforts to recover depleted bluefin tuna stock
Japan should strive to increase the stock of Pacific bluefin tuna to ensure the sustainability of this important marine resource.
09/23/2018 - 04:00 AM


Stop talking about innovation and act
Japanese waste too much time talking about innovation instead of risking failure and blazing new trails.
09/23/2018 - 03:59 AM


The myth of the stable cryptocurrency
The problems with the latest wave of cryptocurrencies will be familiar to anyone who has encountered even a single study of speculative attacks on pegged ...
09/23/2018 - 03:58 AM


Tourism and rising land prices
Local efforts to attract tourists is a great way to reinvigorate local economies and shore up land prices.
09/22/2018 - 05:02 AM


Trump is just a symptom of America’s illness
Trump isn't a root cause of American crisis. He is a symptom of pre-existing conditions.
09/22/2018 - 05:00 AM


Progress, perhaps, in Pyongyang
The leaders of the two Koreas moved forward on a number of fronts at their summit this week — but the issue of the North's ...
09/21/2018 - 07:20 AM


Why Japan’s first submarine visit to Vietnam matters
While the move may appear routine, its significance is unmistakable.
09/21/2018 - 07:14 AM


Clear strategy needed for inviting foreign labor
Japan's gradual approach to welcoming unskilled labor from abroad helps ensure the maintenance of social harmony.
09/21/2018 - 07:14 AM


Now Abe must set his priorities
The prime minister has made revising the Constitution by 2020 a goal for his third term as LDP president, but most party members and their ...
09/20/2018 - 05:48 AM


Adapting to the fourth industrial revolution
Now is the time for launching open discussions in earnest on how to wisely adapt to the disruption that the fourth industrial revolution is expected ...
09/20/2018 - 05:47 AM


Kofi Annan was the United Nations
The world should continue to heed the former secretary-general's voice of grace and reason, of morality and solidarity.
09/20/2018 - 05:46 AM


Beef up disaster defense for key infrastructure
The government and operators of key infrastructure must brace for worst-case scenarios that defy the experiences of past disasters.
09/19/2018 - 06:20 AM


Climate change: A race against time
Utilizing Japan's superior technology and expertise in clean energy, we must step up to take a lead in the global fight to save the Earth.
09/19/2018 - 06:19 AM


Abe should strike while the iron’s hot on revising Article 9
At the height of his political power, now is an opportune time for Abe to attempt constitutional revision.
09/19/2018 - 06:18 AM


Putin’s unacceptable peace treaty condition
The Russian president set a precondition Japan can't accept when he offered to negotiate a peace treaty before reaching a settlement on the Northern Territories.
09/18/2018 - 06:45 AM



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