The National Diet should not confine the discussion to sources of funding for expanded defense outlays, but include how to elevate Japan's deterrence power.
Junichiro Koizumi believes PM Kishida is wrong to promote nuclear power in disaster-prone Japan. He argues for the "safer" option: coal-fired power generation.
The reactors eyed by Prime Minister Kishida are in western Japan. The power pinch is in eastern Japan, including the Tokyo region.
Japan’s power supply will be stressed when the reserve power capacity ratio drops below the 3% safety margin in the coldest months of January and February.
China is the world’s number one greenhouse gas emitter, accounting for about one-third of the total in the entire world, but has shown no willingness to...
Tokyo should build on the momentum the Ukraine crisis has provided and improve ties with a geopolitical Europe that is seeking a greater role in global...
To achieve decarbonization and sustain it, you have to use nuclear power in coordination with hydroelectricity or other sources.
Russia is controlling its liquefied natural gas supply for political ends. It becomes imperative for Japan and Europe to pursue safe nuclear and other energy sources.
This sets up both countries to achieve zero-carbon goals. Our leaders need to stay on top of this trend.
Under the now-rejected ordinance, non-Japanese living in the city for only three months could have voted, raising fears of foreign influence on local decisions impacting national...
The city’s proposal to give foreign nationals in Musashino, including students and trainees the right to vote in local elections, also appears to be unconstitutional.
Without it, the Kansai region’s electricity reserve will decline, putting wide regions at risk of power outages.