Jan 29, 2016

Abe's misplaced priorities

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would be better off working on real-life problems like the stagnant economy than worrying about changing the Constitution, which has served Japan so well.

Nov 19, 2015

Japan's population problem

Japan's political and business leaders appear to be taking an ostrich-like approach to the severe demographic challenges that lie ahead.

Nov 13, 2015

Japan's place in the world

Once renowned for its economic success, recent business scandals have diminished Japan's influence and prestige on the world stage.

Oct 20, 2015

Abe eroding Japan's soft power

Japan's considerable soft power is being undermined by political insensitivity, provocative policies and a reluctance or inability to explain and justify.