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2017/05/17 | The Japan Times
Butt Out: Japan is Making it Harder to Quit Smoking
Opponents to tighter rules against smoking in public spaces argue that punishing people for smoking infringes on their freedom.
2017/05/05 | The Japan Times
Real Estate Billionaire Exposes Beijing’s Dilemma
Beijing must do all it can to eliminate Guo as a threat, but doing so validates charges that the anti-corruption campaign is as much a tool to eliminate political opposition as it is an effort to clean up the Chinese Communist Party.
2017/05/02 | The Japan Times
A Troubling Election in Jakarta
Anies Baswedan must find a way to tack back to the center and govern as a traditional Indonesian politician.
2017/05/01 | The Japan Times
Why Asia is Wary of China’s New Aircraft Carrier
China's military developments are incompatible with its claim to a ‘peaceful rise' and its argument that its military buildup is aimed at self-defense.
2017/04/25 | The Japan Times
Japan and the Ability to Strike Enemy Bases
If Japan has developed capabilities to attack enemy bases, the incentive for North Korea to hit Japan before Japan hits it would be even greater.
2017/04/14 | The Japan Times
Aung San Suu Kyi Marks Her First Year in Power
Aung San Suu Kyi's first year has not been easy as she continues to face a range of difficulties and admits that reforms have been slower than expected.
2017/03/30 | The Japan Times
Arrest in China Unnerves Australia
China's detention of a Sydney professor spotlights its questionable record when it comes to respect for academic freedom and human rights, and casts a shadow over Sino-Australian relations.
2017/03/24 | The Japan Times
Japan's Plans to Penalize Uncommitted Crimes
The potential law amendment will widen government surveillance of its citizens and is being questioned for intruding people’s privacy.
2017/03/22 | The Japan Times
Japanese SDF Peacekeepers’ Logs Fiasco
The Japanese government should disclose relevant details of Japanese peacekeeping forces' activities in South Sudan to keep the public trust in its operation.
2017/03/16 | The Japan Times
South Korea Must Now Move On
South Korea's next leader faces several daunting challenges.
2017/03/13 | The Japan Times
Once Again, Bird Flu is in the Air
The Chinese authorities should take action to combat the virus instead of covering up cases of infection.
2017/03/09 | The Japan Times
What Abe’s LDP Dominance Portends
A lack of any significant rivalry to Abe seems to reflect the dearth of viable next-generation leaders — a problem that could haunt the party in coming years
2017/03/08 | The Japan Times
A ‘New Level’ of North Korean Threat
New measures are required to handle the North Korean nuclear threat.
2017/03/07 | The Japan Times
China's Heavy Hand in Xinjiang
China is right to worry about the dangers of Islamic extremism in its western provinces, but it must also recognize that this threat is a result of Beijing’s own policies.
2017/03/06 | The Japan Times
Japan on the 70th Anniversary of ‘228 Incident’ in Taiwan
During the memorial event held Tuesday in Taipei on the 70th anniversary of the uprising, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen said her government will take steps to identify where the responsibility for the incident lies.
2017/03/03 | The Japan Times
Problems with Japan's New Ambitious Education Curriculum Guidelines
The ambitious draft clearly seeks both higher quality and greater quantity in lower education. But it leaves a question of whether school officials and teachers can manage classes as envisaged by the draft.
2017/03/02 | The Japan Times
Doubling Down on Chaos in Seoul
South Korea needs to get hold of the chaos currently paralyzing its political world.
2017/03/01 | The Japan Times
The Long Reach of Japan's ‘Conspiracy Crime’ Bill
The new legislation seeks to punish people for 'plotting and planning' criminal activities.