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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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2016/08/03 | The Japan Times

OP-ED: Tough Road Ahead for Tokyo's First Female Governor

The first woman elected to serve as governor of Tokyo now faces her toughest task — putting her words into action.

2016/08/02 | The Japan Times

OP-ED: Police Use of GPS to Track Suspects in Japan: Is It Legal?

Does the warrantless use of GPS devices violate a suspect’s privacy?

2016/08/01 | The Japan Times

OP-ED: Plastic Waste Turning Seas Toxic

'Since Japan consumes large volumes of fish, including one-fifth of the global tuna catch, and has vast expanses of exclusive economic zones in its surrounding seas, it has both a practical and moral obligation to promote global efforts to protect the oceans by working out concrete and effective measures to fight marine pollution.'

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.

2016/07/27 | The Japan Times

Searching for Pikachu: The Future of Online Gaming

The most significant thing about the Pokémon Go phenomenon is what it portends for the future of online gaming.

2016/07/22 | The Japan Times

Fixing China’s Troubled Economy

'There are worrying indications that the Chinese economy is either on the verge of falling or has already fallen into deflation.'

2016/07/19 | The Japan Times

The Emperor and Abdication in Japan

Will Akihito be the first Japanese emperor to abdicate since 1817?

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?

2016/07/13 | The Japan Times

Japan Election: Abe’s New Voter Mandate

Voters in Japan may not be entirely happy with Abenomics, but they did not see a credible alternative in the opposition parties.

2016/07/11 | The Japan Times

Protecting Pacific Bluefin Tuna

The Pacific bluefin tuna population has fallen to just 2.6% of its population before large-scale commercial fishing started.

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.