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2017/02/20 | The Japan Times
Tokyo Olympics Pose Challenge for Japanese Farmers
Time is running out for Japanese farmers to obtain the Global GAP certificate in order to serve their products at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
2017/02/18 | The Japan Times
A Growing Silence in Russia for Opposition Voices
A Russian court last week convicted Alexei Navalny, the face of the opposition movement in the country, on charges of embezzlement.
2017/02/17 | The Japan Times
Time to Repair Tokyo-Seoul Ties
Tokyo and Seoul can't afford to let bilateral ties languish given the regional threat posed by North Korea.
2017/02/16 | The Japan Times
Japan's Adult Guardianship System Needs More Attention
Japan's system for providing guardians for incapacitated adults is both under-used and in dire need of improvement.
2017/02/15 | The Japan Times
Scientists and Dual-use Technologies in Japan
Scientists in Japan are concerned with whether the results of their research will be used for the right purposes.
2017/02/14 | The Japan Times
A Good Start for Abe and Trump?
The two leaders two leaders emphasized that they remain fully committed to strengthening the economic relationships, despite earlier criticism by Trump on trading with Japan.
2017/02/13 | The Japan Times
Reversing Population Flow to Tokyo
The Abe administration's efforts to reduce the flow of people into the greater Tokyo area from other prefectures are not having much success.
2017/02/09 | The Japan Times
Limiting the 'Right to be Forgotten'
According to the Supreme Court of Japan, search results can be ordered deleted only when the value of privacy protection clearly surpasses that of information disclosure.
2017/02/08 | The Japan Times
US Defense Secretary’s Reassurance on Northeast Asia
U.S. President Trump may introduce uncertainty with unexpected commentary on foreign policy, but subsequent reaffirmations from defense secretary or the secretary of state are the statements that guide foreign and security policy.
2017/02/06 | The Japan Times
Japan Seeking Nature Heritage Status for Islands
The Japanese government recently submitted a proposal to UNESCO for two islands in Kagoshima Prefecture.
2017/02/03 | The Japan Times
Abe Penalizing the Plotting of Crimes in Japan
The Abe administration is preparing a legislation to penalize 'preparing for terrorism and other acts,' drawing concern for increased surveillance of citizens.
2017/02/02 | The Japan Times
OPINION: Chinese Leaders Need to Pursue Reform
Xi Jinping needs to pursue domestic political and economic reforms, and refrain from seeking international hegemony to turn China into a major power welcomed in the international community.
2017/02/02 | The Japan Times
OPINION: Indonesia’s Critical Tolerance Test
The turmoil surrounding Jakarta's governor is a test of Indonesia's democracy and its commitment to a tolerant and open form of Islam.
2017/02/02 | The Japan Times
OPINION: Beware Risks in China’s Economy
Japan braces for the impact of jitters in the Chinese economy.
2017/01/26 | The Japan Times
Get to the Bottom of ‘Amakudari’
The amakudari practice of government bureaucrats landing post-retirement jobs in related industries and organizations breeds collusion that distorts administrative fairness and results in wasteful spending of taxpayer money.
2017/01/25 | The Japan Times
The Worrisome U.S. Trade Policy
Abe told the Diet (Japan's bicameral legislature) on Tuesday that he believes the U.S. president 'recognizes the importance of free and fair trade.' That may turn out to be wishful thinking — as far as Trump’s remarks and behavior suggest.
2017/01/24 | The Japan Times
Japan Needs to Provide Relief for Minamata Victims
The government has not responded to requests from Minamata disease victims, doctors and experts on pollution that it carry out comprehensive medical examinations to grasp the overall picture of damage from the disease.
2017/01/23 | The Japan Times
Japan's Unaddressed Succession Issues
Questions regarding the Imperial succession should continue to be discussed so that the government will not be cornered into making decisions only after a situation arises in the future that demands quick action.