April 27, 2015
A quinquennial Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), where officials from about 190 countries will discuss nuclear disarmament and other related issues, is set to open April 27.
April 25, 2015
Many cellphones nowadays can show the user’s location on the basis of a satellite-based global positioning system. This allows mobile service providers to know the exact current locations of their subscribers who are using cellphones equipped with GPS.
April 24, 2015
A small, camera-equipped drone was discovered on the roof of the prime minister’s office building in Tokyo on April 22.
April 23, 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe once observed that “a foundation for the future cannot be something severed from the past.” He should never forget that these words came from his own mouth.
April 22, 2015
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner, Komeito, reached agreement April 21 on the last pending issue concerning the planned national security legislation, the main focus of the current Diet session.
April 21, 2015
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has recently been acting in an outrageous manner in dealing with dissenting opinions.
April 20, 2015
Many people in the world wonder what kind of future China is trying to carve out for itself by barreling down a path of economic growth.
April 18, 2015
In a long-awaited meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga expressed his determination to oppose the central government’s plan to relocate a U.S. military base within his prefecture.
April 17, 2015
TV programs whose appropriateness has been questioned certainly contained problems. But that doesn’t mean the powers that be should be allowed to casually take action that can be seen as “intervention” in TV broadcasting.
April 16, 2015
Security legislation of historic magnitude proposed by the Abe administration is the focus of the current Diet session. Once passed, it would fundamentally change the path Japan’s defense policy has been following since the end of World War II.
April 15, 2015
The Fukui District Court on April 14 issued an injunction ordering Kansai Electric Power Co. not to restart the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at the Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture. With the injunction taking effect immediately, the utility cannot restart the reactors unless the injunction is reversed in future appellate procedures.
April 14, 2015
Refugees are people who could experience social suffering and face serious danger if they return to their home countries.
April 13, 2015
Japan could end up being the hare in the Aesop fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare,” if it continues on like this.
April 11, 2015
The Nikkei stock average temporarily rose above the 20,000 threshold on April 10 for the first time in 15 years.
April 10, 2015
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is considering an energy policy target of raising the renewable energy share in Japan’s overall energy mix to the lower half of the 20-percent range by 2030.
April 09, 2015
The trip of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko to the island nation of Palau offers a good opportunity for us to think closely about World War II.
April 08, 2015
The continued growth in air travel, due largely to the proliferation of low-cost carriers, has created a serious pilot shortage on a global scale.
April 07, 2015
School textbooks should not serve as the government’s public relations materials.
April 06, 2015
April 5 marked the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Atomic Bomb Dome in 1915 under the name of the Hiroshima Prefectural Commercial Exhibition.
April 04, 2015
Two years have passed since the Bank of Japan, led by Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, introduced the “different dimension” monetary easing program that has pumped unprecedented amounts of cash into the economy.