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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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2016/12/23 | The Japan Times

Review the Failure of Japan's Monju Project

The Japanese government should conduct a thorough examination of why the Monju project ended in failure and hold open discussion on whether the nuclear fuel cycle is still a feasible option for the country.

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.

2017/02/16 | 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.

2016/12/02 | The Japan Times

The Democratic Party of Japan's Unclear Path

The party's popular ratings stands at 8 percent, and as yet has not given a clear message to the people on what kind of government it seeks to establish and how it would accomplish this goal.

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

2016/11/04 | The Japan Times

Japan’s Hypocritical Nuclear Stance

Japan’s vote at the United Nations last week contradicts the nation’s long-standing call for the elimination of such weapons.

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.

2016/08/10 | The Japan Times

OP-ED: Japan's Faltering Regional Revitalization

The Abe administration's regional revitalization policy has done little to close the growing gap in wealth and population between the large metropolitan areas and the rest of the nation.

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.

2017/05/05 | 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.

2016/09/08 | The Japan Times

OP-ED: What Should Follow the Abe-Xi Talks

The two leaders need to keep their word and work to establish the maritime and aerial communication mechanism.

2016/07/18 | The Japan Times

Getting Japan’s Young Voters to the Ballot Box

Why is voter turnout among Japan’s young so low? Does Germany have the answer?

2016/09/20 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Preventing Youth Suicides in Japan

Why do more than 300 Japanese schoolchildren take their own lives every year?

2016/07/28 | The Japan Times

OP-ED: Senseless Carnage at a Japanese Care Home

Investigators should try to determine why Satoshi Uematsu came to think in such a twisted manner.

2016/11/01 | The Japan Times

Foreign Trainees As Caregivers in Japan?

'It is not the proper way to deal with the staff shortage in the nursing care sector'

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.

2016/07/07 | The Japan Times

Dhaka Terrorist Attack a Reminder on 'Soft Targets'

The killings come as yet another reminder of the vulnerability of soft targets with lax security, as the Islamic State spreads terror across national borders.