Editorial & Columns
Opening of COP28 / Boost Momentum of Measures to Combat Global Warming
Extreme climate events such as heat waves, wildfires and floods have been occurring frequently aroun...
December 3, 2023
Gaza Combat Resumes / Residents Must Not Be Dragged Back Into Humanitarian Crisis
Israel and the Islamist group Hamas have resumed fighting in the Palestinian territory of Gaza. The ...
December 3, 2023
Emergency Contraceptive Drug: Establish System to Reduce Burden on Women in Desperate Situations
Over-the-counter sales of emergency contraceptive pills have started at pharmacies on a trial basis ...
December 2, 2023
National ‘Directive Authority’: Clarify Where Responsibility Lies in Event of Emergency
Widespread chaos would ensue if local governments responded in an uncoordinated manner to emergencie...
December 2, 2023
Osprey Crash: U.S. Military Needs to Investigate Accident’s Cause, Disclose Information
An Osprey aircraft of the U.S. military has crashed into the sea during training. First of all, it i...
December 1, 2023
Will Kishida Be Able to Survive the Impact of ‘Resignation Dominoes’?
The news that 21-year-old Ryuo titleholder Sota Fujii had become the first shogi player ever to win ...
December 2, 2023
Awareness of Bias Blind Spots Is the First Step to Mutual Understanding
When driving a car and changing lanes, if you rely only on your mirrors and neglect to look around w...
November 25, 2023
Kishida Losing Power to Call Snap Election as Political Decisions Backfire
“I sense weakness in your decisions and your words.” So said Hiroshige Seko, secretary general for ...
November 18, 2023
Increasing Uncertainty Makes Decisions on EV Strategy Difficult
Many analysts have noted that the Japanese auto industry, despite being highly competitive internati...
November 11, 2023
Suga Takes the Wheel in Drive to End Japan’s Ban on Ride-sharing
In some countries, paid ride-sharing is a system in which private drivers transport passengers in th...
November 4, 2023
INSIGHTS INTO THE WORLD
G7 Rushes to De-Risk to Protect Sensitive Tech
This year has already become an epoch-making one globally in terms of revving up economic security. ...
November 24, 2023
Japan’s Modernization Fitting Development Model
Approximately two-thirds of the world is composed of developing countries. Nations that are well-off...
November 10, 2023
How Far Can Politics, Economy Be Separated?
The relationship between politics and economy is not so simple that it can be explained just by refe...
November 3, 2023
Food, water insecurity may mean shortages for us all
Every person requires food and water to remain alive. But our food and water supplies are becoming i...
October 27, 2023
ASEAN ‘losing Its Sense of Direction’ in Region
This year marks a historic milestone for Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations — the ...
October 13, 2023
Reminders Abound of Lasting Social Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic
When the first floor of the library building on our campus was remodeled as a multiuse space almost ...
November 19, 2023
Wishes for Children: Cultural Divergence in an Imagined Future Good Life
Many years ago, when our children were young, some other mothers and I would occasionally discuss th...
November 5, 2023
Beyond the Paper Screen / Artificial Intelligence Can Open Up Novel Opportunities for Creative Expression
In some ways, the Japanese word kiyo is like “handy” or “crafty” in colloquial American English, con...
October 22, 2023
Beyond the Paper Screen / Teaching first-year students reminds me of my own journey to college
It was a long journey indeed. I was starting a semester in the U.S., along with 14 other exchange st...
September 24, 2023
Cultural Conundrums / Children’s Self-control and Culture: Practice Yields Divergent Results
By Kate Elwood / Special to The Japan News [posttime] JST, [postdate] The 19th-century playwrig...
September 10, 2023
Towards a Brighter Tomorrow: India’s G20 Presidency and the Dawn of a New Multilateralism
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote the following article as a look back over the year that In...
November 30, 2023
Govts Across the Globe Can Work Together to Keep AI Safe; Sunak to Host Major AI Summit at Bletchley Park
Britain will host the first ever major global summit on artificial intelligence at Bletchley Park in...
November 1, 2023
Japan, Canada Should Deepen Cooperation for Prosperity
The Group of Seven countries held trade ministers’ meeting in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, over the week...
October 30, 2023
Japan-U.K. Trade Features Electric Cars, Eclectic Fashions; Badenoch Visits to Promote Closer, More Open Economic Ties
The United Kingdom has accelerated its cooperation with Japan on the trade front following its exit ...
October 26, 2023
U. K. Ambassador Sees Green Energy Potential in Japan
British Ambassador to Japan Julia Longbottom made the following contribution to The Japan News....
September 23, 2023
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