November 26, 2015
The Supreme Court’s latest ruling on the issue of vote-value disparity has left us wondering how long it will take until this clear, outrageous inequality is corrected.
November 25, 2015
A new fact has come to light that undermines the already shaky grounds on which the government’s reinterpretation of the Constitution stands.
November 24, 2015
The government is working on policy principles for the nation’s preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
November 23, 2015
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner, Komeito, are deeply at odds over the proposal to keep the consumption tax rate on foods and some other daily necessities at the current 8 percent when the levy is raised to 10 percent as planned.
November 21, 2015
Prosecutors in South Korea have indicted a university professor on defamation charges, claiming she falsely described former “comfort women” who were forced to provide sex to wartime Japanese soldiers.
November 20, 2015
Ministries, agencies and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party have made their proposals to help realize Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s vision of a society where 100 million people play an active role.
November 19, 2015
Part-time and temporary workers accounted for 40 percent of Japan’s workforce last year, a labor ministry survey shows.
November 18, 2015
The Shinzo Abe administration and the Okinawa prefectural government are now locked in a legal battle over the relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to the Henoko district of Nago.
November 17, 2015
The international community needs to unite to tackle urgent humanitarian challenges posed by the broadening civil war in Syria. The situation is posing an acid test of the world’s ability to take effective actions to end the cycle of violence and persecution.
November 16, 2015
The cruelty of the terrorist attacks in Paris made us shudder. This barbarous act, which took so many lives indiscriminately, was a tragedy not just for France, but for the entire globe.
November 14, 2015
Of the 3,040 piling projects handled by Asahi Kasei Construction Materials Corp. during the past 10 years, data was falsified in at least 266 cases, the company said Nov. 13.
November 13, 2015
The annual public review of policy programs by the government to identify wasteful spending ends on Nov. 13. For three days, the government’s administrative reform promotion council has been scouring the budgets of ministries and agencies for savings.
November 12, 2015
There must be no political interference in broadcast programs. The Abe administration needs to change its disrespectful attitude toward broadcast independence.
November 11, 2015
An investigative committee of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), tasked to examine the case of betting on baseball games by three Yomiuri Giants pitchers, issued its final report on Nov. 10.
November 10, 2015
Shibuya and Setagaya wards in Tokyo have become the first local governments in Japan to recognize same-sex couples living together as partners similar to married couples. The two wards on Nov. 5 started issuing certificates recognizing same-sex partnerships under the first ordinances for this purpose in the nation.
November 09, 2015
China and Taiwan once fought a war and have refused to recognize the other side as a legitimate government for 66 years.
November 07, 2015
The Supreme Court is expected to soon hand down rulings in two separate lawsuits concerning the constitutionality of controversial Civil Law provisions.
November 06, 2015
The recent vote on a Japan-proposed United Nations resolution on nuclear weapons highlighted anew the deep rift between nuclear powers and non-nuclear nations.
November 05, 2015
The Nuclear Regulation Authority decided Nov. 4 to recommend that the operator of the trouble-plagued Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor be replaced.
November 04, 2015
The opposition parties’ call for an extraordinary session of the Diet, made in accordance with Article 53 of the Constitution, has been put on the back burner.