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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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2016/12/08 | The Japan Times

Abe’s Tribute at Pearl Harbor

The sensitivities that surround a Japanese prime minister’s visit to Pearl Harbor — and a U.S. president’s visit to Hiroshima — remind us that reconciliation over the war is still an issue between Japan and the U.S.

2016/12/06 | The Japan Times

Worrying Signals About Trump’s Diplomacy

For some, Trump’s disregard for precedent and protocol is refreshing and amusing; for many others, his actions are troubling and dangerous.

2016/12/05 | The Japan Times

Japan Plans to Stop Asistance For Fukushima’s Voluntary Evacuees

'As of July, some 89,000 Fukushima people continued to live away from their homes.'

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.

2016/12/01 | The Japan Times

Another Twist in the Park Scandal

Even if Park Geun-hye does step down, the vacuum at the apex of South Korean politics will persist; yet if she remains in office, Park will be too wounded to govern.

2016/11/29 | The Japan Times

Preventing Car Accidents Involving Seniors In Japan

The Japanese national and local governments should take concrete steps to prevent car accidents involving senior citizens.

2016/11/28 | The Japan Times

Japan's Whistleblowers Need More Protection

The law on whistleblowers lacks the teeth to protect employees who reveal wrongdoings, a situation that needs correcting.

2016/11/25 | The Japan Times

Inexcusable Response in Japan Bullying Case

'The slow response of the teachers at the school and board of education officials demonstrates their lack of empathy towards the boy and other people who have experienced great suffering.'

2016/11/24 | The Japan Times

Japan Should Take More Proactive Climate Action

Japan’s efforts toward cutting its own emissions have failed to impress internationally. It needs to demonstrate that it is serious about combating climate change by taking concrete action and coming up with more ambitious long-term plans.

2016/11/23 | The Japan Times

The ICC: Death by A Thousand Cuts

The International Criminal Court is not perfect but it has proven able to make a difference. It must not be allowed to fail.

2016/11/17 | The Japan Times

A Questionable Nuclear Deal Between Japan and India

Doubts persist though the accord says the cooperation will be restricted to peaceful purposes.

2016/11/16 | The Japan Times

Japan Cutting Down on Passive Smoking Before 2020 Tokyo Olympics

It is not that Japan lacks legislation to control smoking in public spaces, but it carries no punishment for those who fail to take such steps.

2016/11/15 | The Japan Times

Hong Kong’s Autonomy Eroded

Beijing could take moves to ease its concerns, but it would permanently embitter pro-democracy forces in Hong Kong and confirm to others, especially in Taiwan, that Beijing’s promises are empty.

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.

2016/11/03 | The Japan Times

Scandal Rocks Seoul

'The scandal means that all of Park’s initiatives are more susceptible to criticism, and the temptation for outside powers, such as North Korea and China, to meddle in the campaign is increasing.'

2016/11/02 | The Japan Times

Laws Alone Won’t Stop Bullying in Japan

Teachers and school officials need to recognize their duty to detect signs of bullying at an early stage and take prompt action to stop it.

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'

2016/10/31 | The Japan Times

Japan Still Grappling with Tsunami Deaths Lawsuit

The case shouldn't be closed on the tsunami disaster at Okawa Elementary School until all testimony is heard and all evidence weighed.