By preparing laws for the Self-Defense Forces to enable their full role, Japan will be able to take more initiative in contributing to regional stability.
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Tetsuo Akiyama, a professor at Chuo University and an expert in urban engineering. The government plans to make major stations in Tokyo more accessible and easier to navigate for people with physical disabilities. (Yomiuri Shimbun) Read
Megumi Nishikura, co-director of the 2013 film, “Hafu: The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan.” She said the selection of Ariana Miyamoto, born to a Japanese mother and an African-American father, as Miss Universe Japan, has expanded… Read
Jeff Kingston, professor of Asian studies at Temple University Japan, referring to China’s planned development bank that could weaken the clout of the almost 50-year-old Asian Development Bank, dominated by Japan and the U.S. (Bloomberg) Read
Hitotsubashi University Professor Takeo Kikkawa. The decision to scrap old nuclear reactors at several nuclear power plants have generated concern among municipalities that host them because they rely heavily on nuclear power-related government subsidies. (Mainichi… Read
Shinsuke Kimura, the head of the nonprofit organization Recovery Support Center. It conducted a survey with NHK of the victims of the 1995 sarin gas attacks by religious cult Aum Shinrikyo shows that more than… Read