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Opinion / Cai Hong

Inspiring to see mutual interest of Chinese and Japanese people

[2017-09-18 07:28]

It is hard to believe that a large number of Chinese tourists visit Japan despite a majority of Chinese people having a low opinion of the country.

Japan-India plan should add to China's initiative, not challenge it

[2017-09-11 07:32]

Japanese government offices have requested a record budget of $913 billion for fiscal 2018, with the Foreign Ministry seeking a bigger sum for the country's official development assistance, or ODA.

Japan's teens have an inspiring message in love for baseball

[2017-09-06 07:32]

I'm not a baseball aficionado. But last month I was carried away by the "fighting spirit" of Japanese teenage baseball players. NHK cancels all its daytime programs to live broadcast an annual national tournament over two weeks of August.

US and DPRK still insist on playing the power game

[2017-08-28 07:06]

As relations between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea further deteriorate, some East Asian countries are busy strengthening their militaries.

Will Japan ever look into the mirror and atone for its war past?

[2017-08-21 07:37]

Summer is the time when Japan observes the anniversary of its sufferings during the last year of World War II and its surrender on Aug 15, 1945, which it describes as "the end of war".

Will Japan ever look into the mirror and atone for its war past

[2017-08-18 17:34]

Summer is the time when Japan observes the anniversary of its sufferings during the last year of World War II and its surrender on Aug 15, 1945, which it describes as "the end of war".

Faced with rising opposition forces, Abe's future looks uncertain

[2017-08-14 07:20]

Japan's political landscape is not expected to stabilize to suit Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's style of politics despite the Cabinet reshuffle on Aug 3. Support for his administration is not constant, although approval ratings have risen slightly.

Legislators make hay as the rest of Japan shy away from sex

[2017-08-07 07:25]

One recent survey showed 42 percent of single men and 44 percent of single women between ages 18 to 34 were virgins, with some men calling women "scary". Another found nearly 25 percent of Japanese men and 14 percent women aged 50 were yet to marry-the highest figures since census began in 1920.

All work, no leisure makes Japanese more suicide prone

[2017-07-31 06:55]

A 23-year-old worker on Tokyo's new National Stadium, the centerpiece of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, committed suicide in April. On July 20 his parents submitted an application for compensation to Japan's Labor Standards Office, saying the cause of his suicide was overwork-he worked 200 hours of overtime in the month before his death, twice as much as the "allowable" maximum 100 hours of overtime a month.

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.

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