【Editorial】Punishing Diet Members / Public Must Pay Attention to How Responsibility Is Handled 

The focus of the Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) political funds scandal has shifted to party members facing disciplinary action, following hearings by the Deliberative Councils on Political Ethics (DCPE) held in the House of Representatives and House of Councillors during the ordinary session of the Diet.

【Editorial】Hong Kong’s National Security Law

Hong Kong’s parliament, the Legislative Council, unanimously passed the Safeguarding National Security Ordinance, which was approved in a mere 11 days of speedy deliberation after it was submitted to the Council, whose seats are predominantly occupied by pro-China groups. It must be said that this is a foolish act that threatens the freedom and prosperity of Hong Kong.

【Editorial】Lawsuits Filed Seeking Separate Surnames Do Not Change the Basic Unit of Society

A lawsuit was filed against laws that prohibit different surnames for married couples, claiming they violate the constitution. As respect for the individual grows, more people are accepting separate surnames for married couples as an alternative. Nevertheless, we must not misunderstand the essence of the problem.

【Editorial】Ruling on Same-Sex Marriages Do Not Misconstrue the Constitution and Pervert Marriages

Another unacceptable ruling has been issued. The Sapporo High Court ruled that the existing system, which does not recognize same-sex marriages, violates the Constitution. Although not a final ruling, it is a matter of great concern that courts continue to ignore the significance of marriage in their rulings.

【Editorial】Europe’s AI Act The Act Carries Great Significance in Protecting Democracy

The European Parliament of the EU has approved the final draft of regulatory legislation concerning the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) by a majority vote. This marks the world's first AI regulatory law, which is set to come into effect in 2026 following the agreement of member states.

【Editorial】Security Clearance Bill Understanding of Security Systems Needed to Meet Global Standards

The government has approved the Critical Economic and Security Information Protection and Utilization Bill at the Cabinet meeting and submitted it to the Diet, in order to establish a security clearance system under which the government will certify qualified personnel to handle critical economic and security information.

【Editorial】 Calls for Moriyama’s Resignation-The Issue Lies in Lies, Not Election Cooperation with the Church

It has been reported in the media that Masahito Moriyama, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, has received election support from the Unification Church (now known as the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, or FFWPU), and has connections with this religious group and its affiliated organizations.


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