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The Japan Times is Japan’s oldest English language newspaper. Today it is the country’s only independent English-language newspaper.
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2017/01/20 | The Japan Times
Japan Should Move Slow on Juvenile Law Reform
A hasty conclusion should be avoided due to mixed opinions among experts on the question and views split between the partners in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition.
2017/01/19 | The Japan Times
Global Charity Oxfam New Report Alarms Wealth Concentration
Oxfam reckons that eight individuals — Bill Gates, Amancio Ortega (founder of Inditex, a fashion group), Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison and Michael Bloomberg — own the same amount of wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity.
2017/01/18 | The Japan Times
Abe must Make an Effort in Easing Asia-Pacific Tensions
The Abe administration should approach both Washington and Beijing in an effort to help ease mutual tensions and work for stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
2017/01/17 | The Japan Times
New Technology to Assist Elderly Drivers in Japan
The development of safety mechanisms to assist elderly motorists may not have to be as high-tech as self-driving vehicles running on the latest AI technology. There is a lot that the automakers can do to help reduce accidents involving senior citizens.
2017/01/16 | The Japan Times
Japan Should Join U.N. Nuclear Arms Ban Talks
Japan has the duty to take part and play a meaningful role in the negotiations as a nation that knows firsthand what are the consequences of a nuclear attack.
2017/01/14 | The Japan Times
Redefining The ‘Elderly’ Age in Japan
In the face of mushrooming social security costs in an aging society, the government plans to start making elderly people with incomes above certain levels shoulder a greater burden of their medical and nursing care expenses.
2017/01/13 | The Japan Times
Keep Japan-Korea Comfort Women Deal Alive
The Abe administration needs to keep in mind that, given the paralysis of the Park administration, its diplomatic measures over the dispute could inflame South Korean public opinion.
2017/01/12 | The Japan Times
Trump Meddling In Toyota’s Affairs
Trump's future economic policies are causing worldwide concerns for free trade in international businesses.
2017/01/11 | The Japan Times
Japan's Energy Policy Needs Overhaul
The government’s long-standing claim to the cost advantage of nuclear power over other energy sources must be reassessed and the energy policy should be reviewed.
2017/01/10 | The Japan Times
Promoting Local Autonomy in Japan
Transferring administrative power from the central to local governments may not be enough to realize true local autonomy.
2017/01/09 | The Japan Times
Japan Plans Harsher Punishment For Rape
The amendment aims to protect the victims' rights and transform people’s idea of sexual crimes in Japan.
2017/01/06 | The Japan Times
Japan's Political Landscape in 2017
The Abe administration remains unchallenged within Japan, but a Trump presidency brings turbulence.
2017/01/05 | The Japan Times
Japan's State-sponsored Scholarships
Japan's government is in need to improve its scholarship program with half of its university students relying on student loans while 60,000 children from low-income households enter college each year.
2017/01/04 | The Japan Times
Democracy Under Siege in 2017?
Democrats the world over must be alert to growing strains in their societies, and those of friends and allies. They must prepare to fight for tolerance, respect for the rule of law and the values that have defined the post-World War II world.
2017/01/03 | The Japan Times
Abenomics Four Years On
Four years on, it’s time to move forward.
2016/12/31 | The Japan Times
The Year the Establishment Failed
Key events in 2016 were moments of disintegration that exposed a frail and fragile political order.
2016/12/29 | The Japan Times
Beyond Abe’s Pearl Harbor Visit
While the visit to Pearl Harbor marks a 'historic gesture' with the U.S., Japan should realize that reconciliation should not be limited to close allies.
2016/12/28 | The Japan Times
Better Court Interpreters Needed in Japan
200 errors and omissions regarding the testimony translated by Japanese court interpreters were found for a mortar attack trial.
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