INTERVIEW/ Allison Macfarlane: Waste disposal plan key to nuclear power option, says NRC chief in U.S.
December 05, 2013
WASHINGTON--Countries that are set on generating nuclear power would be well advised to think first about how they intend to dispose of the nuclear waste.
December 04, 2013
What country has made the most dramatic shift away from nuclear power since the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant? Many people answer "Germany." Yet while the German government has declared it will abandon nuclear power, the fact is that the country is still operating many reactors.
December 02, 2013
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's three-nation swing through Northeast Asia starting Dec. 2 comes at a time when China's designation of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea has ratcheted up tensions in the region.
November 28, 2013
China’s household spending grew to $2.5 trillion in 2012, 1.3 times that of Japan’s, and may rise to as much as $8 trillion by 2015.
November 25, 2013
I would like to give my thoughts on the state secrets protection bill being deliberated at the Lower House, reflecting my experiences as a political journalist.
November 15, 2013
Three issues in a historical context continue to dog Japan's relations with China and South Korea decades after the fact. They are: the Second Sino-Japanese War, Japan's annexation of the Korean Peninsula and the "comfort women" issue.
November 13, 2013
While Chinese regulators have started to take action to mitigate potential risks of shadow banking, they also face the urgent task of laying the groundwork for full-fledged financial deregulation.
November 08, 2013
The state secrets protection bill should be scrapped.
November 01, 2013
The words from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s mouth were clear: “The situation is under control.”
October 30, 2013
The Chinese government is expected to roll out a new round of economic stimulus measures in the latter half of the year. However, unless private-sector enterprises are given more opportunities to participate, China could return to the inefficient investment-led economic model.
October 23, 2013
Asset securitization is garnering renewed attention in China as the government, led by Premier Li Keqiang, has adopted a policy of stimulating the slowing economy by revitalizing financing channels without resorting to large-scale fiscal stimulus.
October 18, 2013
Hamit Dardagan and John Sloboda were stunned when the number hit 10,000. Now, the death toll listed on their website has far surpassed 110,000.
October 03, 2013
WASHINGTON--As China grows increasingly assertive on the world stage, the country is also aggressively expanding its nuclear forces. But this disturbing trend is being overshadowed by other issues.
POINT OF VIEW/ Satoshi Shimizu: Japan’s bilateral financial cooperation with ASEAN members progressing
September 25, 2013
Regional financial cooperation in Asia is progressing steadily. Efforts to strengthen Japan’s bilateral financial cooperation with ASEAN members, which were announced in May, are expected to bring further progress and significant benefits to Japan.
September 19, 2013
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to make a decision soon on whether to raise the consumption tax rate next year. Japan should move ahead with the tax increase as planned for three major reasons.
September 17, 2013
By their very nature, media organizations tend to focus on what's happening at the moment and often neglect to offer a longer time frame or wider geographical perspective when reporting on pressing issues.
September 14, 2013
With adequate information disclosure, the resumption of asset securitization in China is likely to alleviate the nation’s shadow banking problems as a new funding channel.
INTERVIEW/ G. John Ikenberry: Liberal international order should be strengthened to integrate rising China
September 13, 2013
China will seek more authority, but not to overturn the existing liberal international order, said G. John Ikenberry, a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University in a recent interview with The Asahi Shimbun in Tokyo.
September 10, 2013
The Sept. 9 decision by prosecutors to not indict anyone connected to the Fukushima nuclear accident only concluded that it is technically difficult to pursue legal responsibility of individuals for the disaster.
September 03, 2013
A missing part of the government’s growth strategy is the vision where the policy initiative is heading. Lacking the vision is a shared problem with the monetary policy in major economies.