Editorial & Columns
Rebuild international order that does not allow aggression / Defense capabilities to contain threats are essential
The postwar international order has been shaken by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It is hoped that t...
August 15, 2022
It’s time to move on to the next round of reforms
Raising the consumption tax rate and securing a stable source of funding for social security was hig...
August 14, 2022
Create workplaces that do not cause mental illness
There is no end to cases in which people suffer from mental disorders caused by stress at work. The ...
August 14, 2022
After pay raise recommendation, govt should reform its workplace
Deterioration of the bureaucracy leads to losses for the nation. Reforms must be quickly launched to...
August 13, 2022
Efforts must be made to support World Heritage bid
The registration of the Sado Island Gold Mines as a World Heritage site has been delayed because of ...
August 13, 2022
Authoritarian regimes need a neighborly nudge toward democracy
Authoritarianism now runs rampant in some parts of Southeast Asia. I was a correspondent in this reg...
August 13, 2022
Women candidates advance beyond ‘token’ status in Japanese politics
Women who are in the minority of a group are often treated as tokens. Harvard University Prof. Rosab...
August 6, 2022
Would legalized gambling pollute the clean image of Japanese sports?
A draft proposal by the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry (METI) to lift the ban on sports bettin...
July 30, 2022
Is there a path to Kishida’s vision of a world free of nuclear weapons?
On Aug. 1, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will become the first Japanese prime minister to address the...
July 23, 2022
Japan overlooks technological treasures right under its feet
There is growing concern about Japan’s science and technology. Although Japan has been putting a lot...
July 16, 2022
Japan has more to do as Africa’s true partner
The eighth summit of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 8) will be hel...
August 5, 2022
After 100 years, Japan-U.K. ties closer than ever
The world faces increasing uncertainty as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues while a new wave of...
July 29, 2022
‘New class’ might set off instability in China
By Takenori Inoki / Special to The Yomiuri Shimbun [posttime] JST, [postdate] China, a single-p...
July 22, 2022
Sending unmistakable signals and enforcing rules
The current war in Ukraine has surprised all three participants: Russia, Ukraine and NATO countries....
July 8, 2022
Utilize science, technology for beneficial purposes
I recently enjoyed a classical concert at a packed hall for the first time in three years. I was thr...
June 26, 2022
The subtle art of non-imposed disclosure with new acquaintances
This past quarter I taught an online course on intercultural communication to students from a wide v...
August 4, 2022
Shooting of Abe raises questions about the state of Japanese society
“Check the news. Abe was assassinated.” The text message, which arrived from a friend in Japan while...
July 21, 2022
After all, adverbs can illuminate cultural differences in semantic inclinations
The other day I was walking near my home, and I passed a nice-looking casual cafe. Outside it, there...
July 7, 2022
We need to address the real cause of mass shootings: social alienation
We need to address the real cause of mass shootings: social alienation...
June 16, 2022
Doubling down on ‘daro’: Admirable alignment in Japanese communication
At first, the UQ mobile commercials, launched in 2016, were simply bewildering. Two large, furry cha...
June 2, 2022
How Japan can embrace gender equality and nurture a more inclusive society
The World Economic Forum on July 13 released the Gender Gap Index, which quantifies the gaps between...
July 13, 2022
My Friend, Abe San
Yomiuri Shimbun file photoIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shi...
July 12, 2022
Amid ongoing Ukraine sanctions, Putin will have to choose either butter or guns
The United States, Europe, Japan and other countries are continuing to impose economic sanctions on ...
July 6, 2022
India-Japan : A Partnership for peace, stability and prosperity
Special. Strategic. Global. Each of these three words that describe the India-Japan partnership has ...
May 23, 2022
Past political wisdom clue to solve crises
When the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on March 11, 2011, I thought: “The post-World War II e...
March 25, 2022
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