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Abe-Obama deal on TPP unlikely

Japan and the U.S. aren't expected to announce a broad bilateral accord for a Pacific trade pact when their leaders meet in Tokyo, as they remain far apart over market ...

Lost codes spark Haneda scramble

Airport authorities launcd a frantic scramble to change security pass codes a day before U.S. President Barack Obama arrives, after an airline employee dropped a memo containing the details.

Resuscitating Japan-China ties

It's high time leaders of Japan and China stopped fanning the flames of narrow-minded nationalism and started talking to each other in an effort to put bilateral relations back on track.

Defusing the Ukraine crisis

Ukrainian leaders must ensure that the May 25 presidential election is held in ways that do not provoke charges that pro-Russian residents have been put at a disadvantage.