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Opinion / Cai Hong

Japan's aging society prompts redefinition of the term 'elderly'

[2017-07-24 07:17]

As people are living a longer, healthier life in some parts of the world, a new definition of "old age" is called for, which should be followed by labor, pension and retirement reforms among other changes.

Japan obliged to play constructive role in settling DPRK issue

[2017-07-17 07:18]

Together with the United States and the Republic of Korea, Japan has been asking China to do more to "rein in" the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The three countries hold China responsible for the growing nuclear threat the DPRK poses to them.

Abe's maneuverings for constitutional revision may yet fail

[2017-07-10 07:06]

The last time Japan's ruling coalition of Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito lost the majority in the Tokyo assembly was in July 2009. Following the loss, then not-so-popular Japanese prime minister Taro Aso dissolved the lower house and called a general election, in which the opposition Democratic Party won a landslide victory and ended the LDP's half-century rule in Japan.

When will Abe heed people's voices on constitutional revision?

[2017-07-03 08:20]

A few days ago when I was jogging close to the parliament building, I ran into an old Japanese man, who comes to Tokyo from Yokohama every Friday to join the late afternoon protests against Abe's security and nuclear power policies. He said he supports Article 9 for the sake of his grandchildren.

Abe can do without more trouble coming his way

[2017-06-26 07:10]

At a press conference on June 19, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took the blame for the recent plunge in his government's popularity. Latest opinion polls show the Japanese government's approval ratings have nosedived.

Panda cub raises fresh hopes of better China-Japan relations

[2017-06-19 07:28]

Friendship may no longer be the catchphrase in China-Japan relations. But the black-and-white cuddly creatures from China continue to endear themselves to Japanese fans.

Beijing, Tokyo must build mutual trust to improve ties

[2017-06-12 07:41]

In February 1972, then US president Richard Nixon visited Beijing in an effort to improve his country's relations with China. Since it didn't get prior information from the United States about the trip, Japan was caught unawares.

Japan can't buy pride by fabricating its history of war crimes

[2017-06-07 07:35]

Toshio Motoya, president of Tokyo-based land developer and operator of APA Group, is again playing his favorite game of manipulating historical evidence through a new book, which hit bookstores on Friday. In his latest book, The Real History of Japan: Japan Pride, Motoya continues to deny that Japanese troops were responsible for the Nanjing Massacre in 1937-38. He even goes further to blame Chinese soldiers for the looting and killings.

Japan can't buy pride by fabricating its history of war crimes

[2017-06-06 10:02]

Motoya's attempt to deny the Nanjing Massacre is thus an affront to not only the survivors of the massacre but also people at large.

Complacency and arrogance hallmark of Abe's leadership

[2017-05-31 07:07]

Hideo Onishi, a lawmaker from Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, has taken a lot of heat for his remark denigrating cancer patients.

Abe's 'Japan First' slogan doesn't gel with his TPP role

[2017-05-22 07:11]

To dilute the protectionist element in his slogan, Abe said Japan would pursue a path of global peace and prosperity.

Feeler to Moon won't make it easy for Abe to win over Seoul

[2017-05-15 07:22]

Moon's victory, it seems, will lead to a shift in the ROK's foreign policy, which will have an impact on the country's ties with its neighbors and allies while also influencing the situation in East Asia.

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